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Live Oak students raise $1,000 for Haiti relief

By Jennifer Emert - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) –  Live Oak Elementary School students are helping with Haiti earthquake relief by dressing down and showing their moves.

Friday, students got their groove on doing dances like the "Stanky leg" and enjoyed snacks and face painting. Each activity cost a dollar, and students could pay five dollars to wear jeans instead of their regular uniform this week. Teachers say most students participated and understood while they were getting to have fun, students in Haiti are struggling.

"Sadly to say as we're having fun, there are children in Haiti suffering, some are missing there are families torn apart, kids without homes, clothes, food and that sort of thing, and I didn't go into detail or show them pictures however I did explain to them the great need that was down there," said Jaye Bice, Live Oak First Grade teacher.

One of the student's fathers volunteered to D-J today's dance so all of the profits went to Haiti relief. Live Oak expected to raise more than a thousand dollars for the effort.

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