Sunny View Elementary students came up with a unique idea to help a fellow Polk County student with a pressing need.

Sunny View students opened their hearts and wallets to have a Coin War, looking to raise money for a elementary school student elsewhere in the district in need of a service dog and funds for the dog’s training.

Students raised $785 for this very worthy cause. The fifth grade class that raised the most money received a popcorn and movie party.

Fifth grade teacher Gina Kelly-Price coordinated the effort.