Horace Mann ‘Jar Wars’ raises over $1,200

Horace Mann ‘Jar Wars’ raises over $1,200 for United Way
Posted on 11/17/2020
Horace Mann raised over $1,200 for United Way with its annual "Jar Wars" fundraiserHorace Mann Elementary School conducted its third annual Jar Wars fundraiser last week, with the proceeds being donated to United Way of Huntington County. In all, $1,238.14 was raised for United Way throughout the week.

As the name would indicate, Jar Wars features assigned teams consisting of grades and classrooms battling to raise the most amount of money through accumulating cash and coins in large jars. This year, the team of the second and fifth grade classrooms and Macy Phillips’ Essential Skills classroom were victorious, raising a total of $604.49 in donations. The winning classrooms will receive parties including movies and popcorn.

Though the competitive component of the fundraiser is of course a motivation, Horace Mann Elementary Principal Chris Baut noted the desire to help others shines through as the driving force for the fundraiser.

“Through this fundraiser, we help our students understand the importance of giving back to the community,” Baut said. “Each year, it is amazing how our students step up and find ways to contribute and give back. The kids really take pride in helping out others, which helps create a sense of community inside and outside the building. Fundraisers like this create a powerful message of caring for others in the face of adversity.”

Horace Mann’s Jar Wars has seen growth in years two and three of the tradition. After raising slightly over $400 in 2018, the donations exploded to over $1,100 in 2019 before topping $1,200 this year.

United Way of Huntington County President and CEO Kyle Metzger was grateful for the support shown by Horace Mann.

“We always appreciate fundraisers like Jar Wars because they not only raise a surprising amount of dollars, but it gets so many people involved in an exciting way!” Metzger said. “We want to thank Mr. Baut and everyone at Horace Mann for their efforts this year and every year to support United Way and the community. We need you now more than ever!”
Students show off a jar filled with donations

Horace Mann Elementary raised over $1,200 for United Way of Huntington County with its annual "Jar Wars" fundraiser last week.

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