June 24, 2018


Elementary students' Pennies for Patients really add up

April 9, 2018

students counting pennies

When Duanesburg Elementary students dedicate themselves to a cause, the results can be "quite astonishing" to quote one of their teachers.

Working together throughout March, the students raised $1,854 for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through a Pennies for Patients drive. The school's Community Service Club led the effort, and each classroom set monetary goals. Many of those goals were surpassed.

"One child in 4th grade reached out to the Schenectady County Sheriff's Benevolent Association, Inc. Local 3874, and they donated $100 to the cause," said 3rd-grade teacher Theresa McCabe. "A 2nd grader's family donated $250 in memory of the child's grandfather. Pennies for Patients is something to be proud of and is quite astonishing for our small school."

"We are very proud of our students and the classrooms that exceeded their goals, some by hundreds of dollars," said 4th-grade teacher Erin Goodwin. "We also want to thank the Schenectady Sheriff's Benevolent Association for their generous donation.

"Thank you to all who helped a great cause. Together, our community can make a difference."

 The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers.

students counting pennies                     students counting pennies