Dunsmore Elementary students (known as Hilltoppers), parents and staff participated in the Pennies for Patients program from Feb. 9 to Feb. 29. Pennies for Patients is a program that 28,000 schools across the U.S. participate in annually collecting change for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) for children.
Dunsmore Student Council representatives were in charge of organizing and distributing the materials, collecting the change, and finalizing the totals for each classroom during a three-week period. The goal of Dunsmore was to raise $700. However, they surpassed their goal and raised $1,187. By participating, not only did the students learn about making an impact, but also about leadership, teamwork, philanthropy and what “doing good” for others can mean.
Contributed by Ovsanna GARABEDIAN