St. Joseph Immaculate Heart of Mary Student Council, Austintown, joined the ''Harvest for Hunger'' campaign during the month of April. They created a video for Facebook asking people to ''Don't Spend a Dime,'' sending the saved dimes to the school for Second Harvest Food Bank. This campaign raised awareness of how much food is needed to feed the hungry.
By having people pay attention to dimes for one month, the students hoped that every time a dime was seen, people would think of charity. In the month of April, $350.50 was raised.
In order to maximize the contribution, the money will be donated through the Youngstown Foundation, as this organization will donate an additional five percent to Second Harvest Food Bank. This translates into over $5,520 in food for Second Harvest.
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Student Council officer Leo Puhalla of Austintown and Alex Sanders of Canfield found some people exchanged their dimes for dollars prior to donating to the SJIHM 'Don't Spend a Dime' campaign.