Pennies for Patients fundraiser raises money for sick children


Elementary school students were celebrating the end of their campaign to help out sick children. 

Bell Elementary School held an assembly to announce the results of its 3 week Pennies for Patients Campaign.

Students raised money through a variety of games, a spirit week, and the raffling of a new TV for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.

This year they were able to raise $3,129.

Student Council Advisor Meghan Leonard says they started the campaign after one of the school’s students suffered from leukemia.

She says the whole Bell community has rallied around the cause. 

“It’s a great boost for our school spirit. it’s great to see the kids giving something to others. I also think it’s a great way to empower kids Just because they’re small and young doesn’t mean that they can’t make a big difference in the world.”

Since they surpassed the goal of raising $1,800, Student Council president Gia Sacco had to receive one of 3 punishments. 

By donating, students were able to vote for her to either kiss a mystery animal, take a pie in the face or have a balloon of slime dropped on her.

Since they passed the goal by so much Sacco did all 3 punishments. 

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