Number of Participants: 300
Hours Donated: 1
Value of Time Served: $2,535
Event Amount Raised: $5,000
Event Type: Health & Medicine
Date: February 26, 2020
Cornwell Avenue Elementary School in the West Hempstead School District raised more than $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients. According to the organization’s website, Pennies for Patients is a science-based service-learning program that connects schools with local blood cancer patients, provides tangible life skills to participants and allows students to see the impact they’re making in the lives of others.
Student council faculty adviser Edna Messina organized the campaign and worked with students and parents to reach their goal of $5,000. The total amount raised was unveiled at a special assembly on Feb. 26. Students dressed as their favorite superhero to coincide with the Pennies for Patients theme, “Every Hero Needs a Squad.”
- Cornwell Avenue students, pictured with Principal Deanna Sinito (center) and Student Council faculty adviser Edna Messina, raised more than $5,000 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through Pennies for Patients.
- Cornwell Avenue Principal Deanna Sinito (left), Campaign Director for Pennies for Patients Jennifer Taggart (center) and student council faculty adviser Edna Messina (right) revealed the total amount raised through Pennies for Patients at a special assembly on Feb. 26.
- Cornwell Avenue students, pictured with student council faculty adviser Edna Messina, dressed as superheroes for the Pennies for Patients assembly on Feb. 26.
Photos courtesy of the West Hempstead Union Free School District