Hopatcong Teacher Continues Ingenious Fund-Raising so Everyone Gets Free Books

Special Thanks to the assistance of Local Businesses

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Earlier this year, Mrs. Tumminelli, a third grade teacher at Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Elementary School, organized a fundraiser to get each of the students in her class sponsored this year so that they could each receive a free book from Scholastic every month of the school year.

She then decided that her own class being sponsored wasn’t enough. Her next step was to go out and find a way to get the entire second and third grade sponsored as well. She was able to raise enough funds in order to get every student in Tulsa Trail three free books throughout the rest of the school year!

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On Thursday, December 20th, right before holiday break, Mrs. Tumminelli and Mr. Byrne held a little gathering in the school’s All Purpose Room, in order to announce this wonderful news to the students. Mr. Byrne talked about the spirit of the holidays, and how important it is to give and think of others. Mrs. Tumminelli was able to present all of the students with their first free book to take home and keep.

The students will receive their additional books in February and April. In addition, due to the fact that with every Scholastic book order, you receive free bonus books and points, Mrs. Tumminelli was also able to donate five new books to the Hopatcong Tulsa Trail Library. The same will happen each additional time the students receive books this year!

Mrs. Tumminelli would like to extend an enormous thank you to the local businesses in and around Hopatcong that showed incredible generosity by donating to the children in their town.

The following are businesses in town that helped to make this all possible:

  • Presto Flowers
  • Frank’s Pizza - Hopatcong
  • Affordable Automotive
  • Knot Just Pizza
  • Advanced Auto Care
  • Headquarters Salon
  • The Polite Plumber
  • King Realty

We appreciate you so much!

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