Knox Grad and His Students Work for Clean Water


From: Peoria Journal Star (Peoria, IL) –

(Knox College grad) Jack Dippold wanted to teach his fourth-graders about generosity. In his Nielson Elementary School classroom, Dippold discussed a program that provides clean drinking water in the Third World.

He proposed each of his 25 students donate a dollar, and he’d double that. The total would provide dependable water for five people, possibly saving their lives… They’ve spent the last couple of weeks emptying their piggy banks, digging through couches, pestering their parents and asking their friends — all in the name of collecting spare coins and cash… They’re now over $2,400… Dippold, 26, is a Peoria native and a Peoria Notre Dame High School graduate. After graduating Knox College in Galesburg, he took a teaching job at Nielson Elementary in Galesburg, where he has been for the past four yearsRead more…