Waller “Helps Hearts”
One Penny At A Time
“A penny saved is a penny earned.”
Those wise words from Benjamin Franklin certainly ring true at Waller Elementary, where the Wildcats brought in their pennies and pocket change to help the local Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The project was called “Pennies for Pasta” and was Waller’s way of giving back as part of Bossier Schools’ district-wide service initiative, “Helping Hearts: The Power of We.”
The school set an ambitious goal of $1,100. That’s a lot of pennies! Not only did students meet the goal, they surpassed it. Helping Hearts sponsor Sarah Hicks said when all the change was counted, the kids raised a grand total of $1,857. Impressive!
The money being donated will go to help fight blood cancers. The mission of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society is two-fold; one, to cure leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s Disease and myeloma and two, to improve patients’ quality of life by helping them live better, longer lives.
So where does the pasta fit in with the “Pennies for Pasta” project? The class that raised the most money is getting lunch catered by Olive Garden. Talk about a delicious incentive to help others!
Yes, there is power in pennies. A penny saved is a penny earned and they add up to make a difference.
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