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Jackson Family Receives $14,200 Donation

Sheboygan Area School District's annual "Dollar Makes a Difference" event was a huge success. A check in the amount of $14,200 was presented by Andrea Jones, Sheboygan Education Association (SEA) vice-president, to Jackson School's Blakqori family on Tuesday, June 1, at the school's last Top of the Line Assembly. Two of the children, who are students at Jackson Elementary School, taught all who attended the assembly how to say thank you in Albanian. The Albanian word for thank you is "Faleminderit!" The Blakqori family was very appreciative of this gift of money to help them through this struggling time with the illness of their son.


Some of the highlights of the Dollar Makes a Difference event include:

  • Harry and Al, owners of Harry's Diner, donated $1000
  • 149 students at Cleveland Elementary had a penny war and raised $700
  • Horace Mann's Charger Mart (school store) donated their yearly $1000 profit
  • South High raised over $4300, including $2925 from various clubs and sport teams
  • The Community Bank tellers at the downtown location donated $250; the bank matched that donation to total $500
  • Jackson and A2 Schools collected over $1000
  • A local group, Children with Cancer, donated an additional $800 worth of gas and McDonald's gift cards to help offset the costs of the family's many trips to Children's Hospital
Sheboygan Area School District Press Release
June 2, 2010