First grade student Jack Kiesel participates in a Read-a-Thon to raise money for the Costa Rica rainforest. Summit School students also made and sold Rainforest Crunch Munch. Combined, the students raised nearly $2,400. Learn more
Students made Crunch Munch with products grown in the rainforest including chocolate and marshmallows, as well as banana, mango and pineapple chips. Each bag sold for 50 cents.
Srikar Potharaju and Alex Columbus are happy to help trees, wildlife and communities in Costa Rica. Their efforts will ensure 47.7 acres of rainforest is protected through The Nature’s Conservancy’s Adopt-an-Acre program.
Math was a big part of this fundraising equation. In addition to making change for customers, students had to calculate how many bags of Crunch Munch they needed to sell to meet their goal.
Students poured the ingredients in a big bowl, mixed it up and bagged it. The 6 and 7-year olds sold 246 bags of the delicious mix of chocolate and fruit flavors!
This fundraiser took organization and coordination. After mixing and bagging the Crunch Munch, it had to be stored until it was time to sell.
Thatcher Arp loves to read! He raised $60 in the Read-a-Thon.
Reading & Crunch Munch
Phoenix First-Graders Raise Funds for the Costa Rica Rainforest