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Dubuque students collect 80,000 pop tabs for charity


Dubuque (KWWL) -- Some middle schoolers making a difference by collecting thousands of pop tabs. Students at Washington Middle School in Dubuque collected more than 80,000 pop tabs this year, just starting in January.

One 6th grade class, taught by Elizabeth Enzler, alone collected 37,000 of those tabs.

The project is part of their service program called WISH, which stands for "Washington is Seriously Helping", funded by Helping Services of Iowa.

The pop tabs help raise money for the Ronald McDonald House.

"I think it's important to help our community out, like people who need help because first of all, you never know when you could be in that situation yourself and second it makes you feel good. And plus it gets something done, it makes everything look better," WISH student president Senneca Harris-Williams said.

The students did a variety of other projects through the WISH program, including making this "rain garden" behind the school.

Online Reporter:  Jamie Grey

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