The so-called 'Epiphany Girls,' (left to right) Cassie Miller, Ashley Miller, Kelly Harris, Sarah Thakral, Julia Nelson, McKenna Crouch talked to WJBC's Patti Penn (Photo by Laura Ewan).
By Eric Stock
NORMAL - Students at Epiphany Catholic School in Normal have raised $10,000 in their quest to help build a new school in an impoverished country.
A group of female students that the school got involved in Pencils for Promise in 2011 had tried to raise enough money to bring Justin Beiber to the school. While, they fell short of that goal, the $14,000 they raised helped the foundation building a new school in one of parts of the world that it serves.
This year, the 'Epiphany Girls,' as they call themselves, are trying to raise $25,000 for the cause. They have been holding various fundraisers, including photography sessions, casual dress days at school and will be raffling off two Nook e-readers.
The group is accepting online donations through Jan. 31. Barnes and Noble will match all donations made today.
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