Pennies for Patients

The Student Council began its second community service project of the year on February 5. Students in grades 1-8 will participate in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s “Pennies 4 Patients” fundraising drive.  The drive closed on February 23.

Each student in grades 1-8 brought home a small box to collect coins (or dollars) for this donation drive.  Their boxes were brought to school and emptied into a big classroom coin box. The classroom that collected the most money won a pizza party.  

The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has partnered with thousands of schools around the country for Pennies 4 Patients, and all donations support blood cancer research, patient services//support, advocacy, and education.  

Student Council is excited to empower kids to make a real impact on this issue so they have asked that this collection be kid-powered.  Families who wanted to make a donation to the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society beyond the coins their children were collecting could do so at  http://events.lls.org/pages/epa/Philadelphia-School-2018.

As of February 16, more than $1,800 had been raised by our students for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. (Rumor has it that one student took his box to the Eagles Parade, and a celebrating fan donated a $100 bill to the collection box!)