Pewaukee Lake Elementary School raises a combined $1,056 for L.I.F.E.!

January 11, 2011 - Today Eric visited the classroom of Lindsay Draeger, a teacher at Pewaukee Lake Elementary School.  She and her class have raised a total of $256 this holiday season for L.I.F.E.!   This means that between 2009 and 2010, her class has donated a combined $1,056!!  This is an absolutely incredible effort.  Thank you so much to the children of that school, you are bringing hope and smiles to the faces of many. Pictured above: Eric reading "The Grinch" to the class in December 2009.


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