Seneca Elementary helps Children’s Haven


SENECA, Mo — Students at an area elementary school are raising money to help a Joplin children’s organization.

Debbie Scott’s second grade class at Seneca Elementary School spent last Friday baking different flavors of cookies, as well as no-bake brownies.

They plan to sell them tonight at their project based learning bingo night, which is being hosted by another second grade class.

All proceeds raised will benefit Children’s Haven.

The organization’s biggest need right now is for snacks for the 25 kids currently at the facility.

Debbie Scott 2nd grade teacher at Seneca Elementary said, “We sat down and brainstormed and the kids came up with a lot of different ideas, like a lemonade stand, selling candy bars. Sometime, we arrived at maybe hot chocolate and cookie sale.”

The bingo night will run from 5:30 P.M. to 7 P.M. tonight inside Seneca Elementary School.

“We’re helping Children’s Haven. Cause someone came  in a few months ago and they said ‘can you help us find snacks?’ So we’re going to raise money,” says 2nd grader, Jamison.

And what goes better with cookies, than a warm mug of hot chocolate?

“We wanted to sell lemonade, but since it’s going to be right now, it’s going to be cold. So we’re going to make hot chocolate,” says another student, Madyson.

Wyatt, also one of Mrs. Scott’s students, also remembers when the whole idea came about.
“A long time ago a girl from Children’s Haven came here and she was telling us about that she needed some money and she needed a lot of snacks,” says Wyatt.

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