SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- A village in Africa will get vaccinated, thanks to a group of children from the H.W. Smith School in Syracuse.
The Rota Kids Club has been collecting bottles and cans and on Wednesday, the group donated the proceeds to the Red Cross.
In all, the group raised $500, which will be used to give the village measles shots. The students involved say it is well worth the hard work to help people.
"People would donate cans and we would give them to a recycling plant and they would give us five cents for each bottle and it was very hard work," said fourth grader Kurrine Esperon.
"It makes me feel good inside knowing I can help someone else instead of just helping myself all the time and knowing that I can put someone else, I can put their life before me," said sixth grader Tani'ra Newton.
The Red Cross presented the club with a certificate of appreciation for their efforts.