Simone Grenner is a beauty with a cause.
The 16-year-old visited St Pius X School last week to deliver a cheque for money she raised to go towards their library.
In January the school's library went up in flames when St Philomena's Catholic Church burnt down.
Grenner, who is not a ex-pupil of the school, raised $680 as part of her entry into the Miss Taranaki pageant.
"It gave me a really good feeling helping out people," she said. "I saw it in a newspaper article about St Pius and some of my friends actually went to St Pius so I really wanted to help."
She raised the money during a sausage sizzle in The Valley and she also went collecting during Americarna.
Acting principal Anne Dent said the donation was generous.
"It's a very kind generous offer by Simone and she's not even an ex-pupil. We are very grateful and we're blessed to have people like her in the community," Dent said.