Some Sheridan third graders spent their winter collecting pennies for more than just thoughts.
Third graders at Highland Park Elementary spent a week in December collecting donated coins during a penny drive for a couple of causes. They wanted to help people in the Philippines affected by a devastating typhoon last year and the City of Angels charity, which tries to bring healthy drinking water to towns in El Salvador.
The students presented the donations to the charities earlier this month. One of their teachers says the kids cared a lot about the causes.
"It's just good to get the kids thinking about global issues. They really took to it. They researched, they were passionate about it. they really feel like they were able to help people around the world," said teacher Kyle Warnke.
During the week the students collected $200, and half will go to each charity.