Aylesworth Elementary Student Council holds penny wars

2013-03-14T19:40:00Z 2013-03-14T19:49:23Z Aylesworth Elementary Student Council holds penny warsContributed by Linda Lemond nwitimes.com
March 14, 2013 7:40 pm  • 

PORTAGE | During the month of February, Student Council members at Aylesworth Elementary school in Portage helped those who need it the most: other children fighting childhood cancer. They raised funds by holding a “Penny War Challenge” at the school.

The Penny War Challenge was a two-week long event that raised money for children suffering from early childhood leukemia and lymphoma and their families. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, an Indianapolis-based organization, has been quite impressed in the past with the contributions that Aylesworth students and families collect during this event.

Students are given a box to fill with loose change or dollar bills if possible. The money can be personally donated or collected from friends, family and neighbors. The school offers a collection site every morning, staffed by Student Council members who collect and record donations. All classes in a grade level work together as a team to raise the most money. The members read announcements daily, updating the students of the totals. A pizza party was provided for the winning grade level.

This year the students raised a grand total of $1504.00. The winning grade level was First Grade with over $400 collected.

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