(PHILLY) — First came the calls. Then the reams of paper, more precious in a cash-strapped public school than gold.
Finally, the checks arrived.
Anna Lane Lingelbach Elementary, a public school in Germantown, began the academic year with a discretionary budget of $160: 40 cents to spend on each needy student.
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But after readers learned of the school's plight in November from an Inquirer story, an avalanche of donations flowed from around the country.