Middle Schoolers Fundraise To Help Crossing Guard Purchase Car
After a car accident left a crossing guard at an Orange County middle school without a vehicle, students banded together to help replace her automobile.
Francine Spatafora Petress, 72, was T-boned by a car making an illegal u-turn. She works as a crossing guard for Tustin pioneer Middle School and was shocked when a group of 7th graders handed her check to help her purchase a new vehicle.
The girls went fundraising in the neighborhood, even selling baked goods. This eventually led to a GoFundMe. The girls were able to hand Petress checks and cash worth $1,814, enough she said to buy a decent used vehicle.
Read more at the OC Register.
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