Madison students raise money for American Family Children's Hospital

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MADISON, Wis. (WMTV) - Students at St. Maria Goretti School in Madison finished their coin drive Friday, raising money for American Family Children's Hospital.

The students raised more than $4,200, counting all the coins themselves over the past 2 weeks. They exceeded their goal of $3,500.

It’s all part of the school's "Pay it Forward" event they host every year, in which they pick a charity to support.

"But we wanted to put some extra spin on it, try to tie the charity to the kids a little bit more. Kind of raise their awareness, raise their understanding,” said Kelly Robinson, a parent and volunteer at the event.

Students at St. Maria Goretti have been doing the fundraiser for more than 15 years, and plan to continue next year.