by Kathy Marson
SPANGLE, Wash., July 1, 2015 - Students from the Upper Columbia Academy Elementary School (UCAES) in Spangle, Wash., are raising funds to purchase a 3D printer for the specific task of printing prosthetic hands for kids without fingers.
They need to raise $4,000 for the printer, filament, hand kits, tools and supplies and are hoping to be able to bring in these funds during the summer so by this coming school year they can begin the project.
Chris Duckett, the 5th- through 8th-grade teacher created a video with his students talking about their excitement for this project. They hope their dream to help kids will come true and that they can purchase the 3D printer in the near future.
So far $1575 has been received toward this "Helping Hands Project."