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Hats for Hope helps Sandy


As people work to rebuild after Superstorm Sandy, many communities in our area are coming together to help out. That includes students in Medford.

Students at Medford Elementary School, and across the district, created a program called "Hats For Hope." Each student got to wear a hat of their choice to school. But, in return, had to pay one dollar.

The idea started after Medford Elementary teacher, Kim Fechhelm, got in touch with a high school friend. Her friend is currently a principal at an elementary school in New York. The school was hit hard by the storm. After seeing pictures of the destruction, Fechhelm decided she wanted to help and got the whole school involved.

That's where they came up with the "Hats for Hope" program.

On Wednesday, almost every student sported a creative hat and it was all for a good cause.

"It just takes a community like Medford and all the supportive parents to really make them realize how good they do have it and it is important to help those that are less fortunate than you," Fechhelm said.

Officials are still adding up the donations, but they say they hope to raise $1,000 through their efforts.

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