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Libertyville Fifth-Graders Make Pins for Charity

A group of Copeland Manor students have made face pins to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

 student Jamie Mullen saw a pin that his art teacher was wearing and decided he wanted to make similar pins to raise money for the Wounded Warrior Project.

“I told Mrs. (Cindi) Sartain that we had to do it because they saved my grandpa when he was in World War II,” Mullen said.

Sartain, an art teacher at Copeland Manor, said she liked the idea and asked fifth-graders at the school to make pins of faces.

The pins will be on sale at the school’s fun fair from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. March 12. Proceeds from the pins will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project, which honors and empowers wounded veterans.

With the help of his art teacher, Mullen set up the Face Pin Committee to coordinate the effort.

“At first we decided to do plain face pins, but then we thought it would be more fun if we did them in color,” said Clara Corkins, secretary for the Face Pin Committee. “We worked with the entire fifth-grade to make the pins, and then we narrowed it down to the better ones to sell.”

The committee selected 100 pins and plans to sell them for $5 each to raise $500 for the charity.

“We did a presale but that didn’t turn out too well,” said Grace Gold, vice president of the Face Pin Committee.

With the lack of success at the presale, the committee came up with several marketing ideas to promote the pins. Gold plans to make a morning announcement at school. The committee also recruited two fellow students, who will perform a rap to market the pins during the fair. (Watch the students perform their rap in the video on the right.)

“If we could raise $500, it would be very awesome,” Corkins said.

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