Free Home Elementary School raised $4,600 through its Pennies for Patients drive to support the Leukemia Lymphoma Society.
The cause is very close to the hearts of the school’s families, as two Free Home Elementary students have won battles with blood cancer. Principal Karen Carl said the school far exceeded its fundraising goal, noting that last school year’s campaign raised $2,600.
During the February campaign, students brought in different coins on different days for special incentives (Monday: Pennies for PJs, Tuesday: Nickels for Nifty Socks, Wednesday: Dimes for Don your Hats, Thursday: Quarters for Cupid and Friday: Stuck for a Buck).
The campaign ended with a Pennies for Patients Jubilee hosted by the school’s fifth-graders. The Jubilee’s main event was when students who contributed to Stuck for a Buck had the opportunity to add pieces of duct tape to stick Carl to the gym wall.
In addition to student donations, the campaign also received contributions from: AIG Inc., Barco Disaster Response Company, The Collis Family, Free Home Barber Shop, Subway and Wells Fargo.