Students collect 1 million pennies

June 4, 2009 at 9:10 PM

SAN ANTONIO, June 4 (UPI) -- A group of fifth graders at a San Antonio middle school have raised more than 1 million pennies to help abused and neglected children.

KSAT-TV, San Antonio, reported that the students at Navarro Intermediate School raised more than $10,000 in pennies. The money was donated to the Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center.

"It feels good to be able to help kids who have been abused," fifth-grader Kellan Berry said. "To help them out so they can get clothes."

The Guadalupe County Children's Advocacy Center provides a homelike environment to abused children. The center's Paul Marsh praised the students' act of kindness.

"I think it's a true example of the love of mankind," Marsh said. "Not only to the Advocacy Center, but to society as a whole."

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