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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