Number of Participants: 2
Hours Donated: 20
Value of Time Served: $338
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: March 5, 2021
Loose change and some spare dollar bills added up to more than $1,000 at Seaford Middle School, which hosted its annual Pennies for Patients collection drive for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.
The drive was organized by the National Junior Honor Society, under the direction of adviser Sarah Frank. Honor society members visited classrooms each morning in February to collect donations, and they also took time out of their lunch periods to help count the money. When the final total came in, Seaford students and staff donated $1,056.54 to the worthy cause.
Ms. Frank noted that the seventh grade alone donated about $800 and will receive a special prize for their generosity.
National Junior Honor Society members said the fundraiser is important because it helps provide treatment for children battling cancer and advances the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission in finding a cure.
“It makes me feel happy to know that a little kid might have their day brightened by us because of the money we collected,” eighth grader Shannon McClernon said.
Photo caption: Seaford Middle School National Junior Honor Society members, from left, Anthony Petrone, Shannon McClernon, Chris Umano and Emily Richardson helped collected money for the annual Pennies for Patients fundraiser.
Photos courtesy of the Seaford School District