WAIALAE, OAHU (HawaiiNewsNow) - Students at Waialae Public Charter School are helping the Honolulu Police Department purchase another bloodhound.
The students raised $1771.23 at 'Market Day', an economics assignment where they start their own business, develop products and sell those products for profit. That profit is then donated to a charity that the students choose.
Fifth grader Carmina Chang proposed the Missing Child Center of Hawaii to her classmates, "I was inspired by a wall of missing children photos at the store, and I wanted to learn more about how to help," says Chang.
The group helps police departments around the state purchase bloodhounds to track missing people. This money will go to the purchase of "Reba".
The 5th graders presented the check to Attorney General Douglas Chin and the Missing Child Center Friday morning.