4th grader collects $4,700 to save teachers' jobs

REDWOOD SHORES, CA

Julia Qiao had hoped to raise $500 when she sent out a birthday party invitation to friends, asking them not to buy her a present, and instead donate to the foundation for Belmont-Redwood Shores schools.

The district has a $3 million deficit next year, and two dozen full-time teachers have been pinkslipped.

Julia has collected $4,700. That includes friends' donations plus matching funds from businesses.

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