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John Abbott College raises over $20k for students in financial crisis

WATCH ABOVE: The John Abbott College campus was lined with cash to raise money for the student assistance fund.

The John Abbott College campus, on Montreal’s West Island, was lined with cash Tuesday.

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It’s part of a fundraising effort to support the student assistance fund, which helps students in times of financial crisis.

Both $1 and $2 coins were stuck to two-sided tape running the length of the college — almost 700 feet long.

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In all, the event raised $20,918.

Dozens of volunteers spent the day promoting the annual event, which has become a staple of the college since it started in 2003.

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