Fort Worth school district students, staffers and retirees have exceeded their goal for the United Way campaign, pledging more than $253,000 to the initiative, officials said Wednesday.
The total is being finalized, but the amount surpassed the goal of $250,000 in donations, the school district announced on its website. Waverly Park Elementary School collected enough loose change and bills to fill three five-gallon buckets.
“We have taken this campaign to heart and we are always amazed at voluntary generosity of the Fort Worth ISD family,” Superintendent Walter Dansby said in the post. “These funds will be put to good use in our community and for that we are very grateful to all who consider the needs of others above themselves.”