Superintendent of Schools
25 High Street
Fort Plain, NY 13339
Harry Hoag Elementary
students raise nearly $1,000 for Pennies for Patients
Students at Harry Hoag Elementary
School raised $963 during the Pennies for Patients drive at the
school this year. The drive began in March. In three years,
students have raised about $3,000.
“The students are always excited to
participate, and they love coming into the office to count the
pennies,” said Harry Hoag secretary and organizer Patty Nestler.
“Students from all grades have agreed to sort
and roll the money.”
Sponsored by the Leukemia and Lymphoma
Society, Pennies for Patients asks children to donate spare change
in any amount possible to help support programs for leukemia,
lymphoma, and other blood cancer patients and to fund research to
find a cure for blood cancers.
Since 1994, millions of dollars have been
raised in pennies and other spare change by more than 10 million
elementary, middle and high school students throughout the country.