Jocelyn Lam opens piggy bank to save teachersThousands of layoff notices have been delivered to teachers nationwide, but one fifth grader has inspired an entire school district to show their appreciation for educators with her unselfish act to try to save her teachers.

Jocelyn Lam, a fifth grade student at Camino Grove Elementary in California decided there was something she could do to save her beloved teachers: she broke open her piggy bank and delivered $300 to the school principal—money she’d saved over several years doing chores and getting good grades.

She also included a handwritten letter addressed to the Arcadia Unified school board and superintendent, saying, “I really hope this $300 will help save the teachers that are about to be laid off.”

“Lam’s selflessness has catalyzed the community into action. Since her inspiring letter, the students and parents at Camino Grove have raised $20,000 toward saving teaching jobs and the fund raising has gone district-wide.”

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