Pennies for Patients

Pennies for Patients Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) students were counting pennies in March—lots of pennies! As one of their community outreach projects, the school participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients annual fundraising program. Excitement mounted as pennies and other change poured into classroom collection buckets March 3–14 and the counting commenced. Each day the totals were posted on a chart in the school’s lobby. By the end of the two weeks, LCAS students and staff had raised a total of $1,189.84. That’s a wonderful result from a small school of 68 students, but imagine their surprise when they were informed in May that they came in second in the North Pacific region in the per student average. Out of the 210 schools that participated, LCAS students raised $17.50 per student—just short of first place by, well, pennies. For these western Washington students, this experience provided excellent training for a life of Christian service.

Pennies for Patients

Lewis County Adventist School (LCAS) students were counting pennies in March—lots of pennies! As one of their community outreach projects, the school participated in the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s Pennies for Patients annual fundraising program. Excitement mounted as pennies and other change poured into classroom collection buckets March 3–14 and the counting commenced. Each day the totals were posted on a chart in the school’s lobby. By the end of the two weeks, LCAS students and staff had raised a total of $1,189.84. That’s a wonderful result from a small school of 68 students, but imagine their surprise when they were informed in May that they came in second in the North Pacific region in the per student average. Out of the 210 schools that participated, LCAS students raised $17.50 per student—just short of first place by, well, pennies. For these western Washington students, this experience provided excellent training for a life of Christian service.

July 01, 2003 / Washington Conference
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