Finding spare change in between couch cushions may not amount to much. But when an entire school does it, it quickly adds up.
Ft. Lincoln Elementary participated in Coins for a Cause for the 50th day of school. It's all to benefit Welcome House - a homeless shelter serving the Bismarck-Mandan community. All the students had to do was gather whatever change they had. And they raised nearly $600.
"In the end, I think the big picture was that all we have to do is give just a little bit, and when we put it all together, we can make a huge difference. So, $600, or almost $600, was pretty amazing," said first grade teacher Amy Meschke.
Meschke said the idea came from the schools math committee as a good way for the students to use their math skills while also helping out the community.