HOPEWELL TOWNSHIP (KDKA) — We are now in the final days of the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund Drive leading up to Thanksgiving.

The need has never been greater, and unfortunately, giving is down this year. But KDKA meteorologist Dennis Bowman reports that our area schools are helping out in a big way.

As Bowman visits area schools for weather education assemblies, one of the common questions from the schools are, “What can we do in return?”

Our answer? Consider donating to the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund. The response has been impressive as it was Tuesday at Hopewell Junior High.

At Hopewell, teachers donated cash and baked pies. The kids bought them and also paid a fee to listen to iPods in study hall.

“There’s a lot of excitement because we’re doing it for a great cause and everyone likes to listen to their iPod,” said Gianna Morelli, a Hopewell sixth grader.

“The kids love it. Not only the kids but the teachers also get really involved with it also,” added Dawn Gailey, Hopewell teacher.

“It’s kind of neat to see their reactions,” added Suzie Kuzma, another teacher. “When they saw the check for $800 their eyes lit up. They were really surprised they raised that much money.”

Here’s the rundown of the very generous response from schools this fall – total of $3,531.01. Every penny will make a difference.

Our area schools have set a great example for finding ways to give back, even in a tough economy.

Click here if you would like to donate to the KDKA-TV Turkey Fund.

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