Pennies for Patients

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Babylon Memorial Grade School Student Council coordinated a three-week community service initiative to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. The program, called Pennies for Patients, was a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that afforded students the chance to make a difference by working to provide aid to those fighting blood cancers like leukemia. During the initiative, the students collected monitory donations from family and friends and charted their progress on a school chart. The school surpassed their initial goal of $1,900 by raising $1,915.

This is the second year the school has coordinated the Pennies for Patients drive. The student council is advised by Joanne Fasano and Catherine O’Connor.