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Holy Family Catholic School is helping the Apple Project

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JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Wow! Holy Family Catholic School in Baymeadows has already jumped in to help build a free dental clinic in Jacksonville for low income, uninsured families.

School Principal, Marcel De Maio, says it's all about teaching children to give because "not everyone" has everything they deserve. "It's a social justice issue," he says.

The school presented a big basket full of dollars from a variety of activities. The total? $529!

Congrats to Holy Family! That donation will become $1,058 because the Weaver Foundation is matching donations, in effect doubling everything given up to $100,000 for the project.

The youngest students practiced an apple song and started a tooth chart. Michael is the first to lose a tooth, actually two. He says the tooth fairy brought him "two monies."

The students will chart the teeth they lose and talk about good dental care throughout the year.

All students had a dress-down day and got to wear red shirts and casual pants instead of their school uniforms. They each donated a couple bucks to participate.

Older students are doing writing projects to practice their writing skills and think about what life would be like without a full set of teeth.

Other students are doing extra chores and home and donating their spending money.

Katie Lacy says she did double the amount of required chores and earned $2. She's giving the entire amount to The Apple Project.

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