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Small change has a big effect

Jan. 25, 2018

This graph shows how much money Chase raised for LLSPennies (and nickels, dimes and quarters) certainly add up!

Just ask the students and staff at Chase Elementary School. Maryann Swensen, the Social and Emotional Wellness teacher, and Karen Crofoot, a special education teacher at Chase, decided to help raise money and support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society (LLS) through its “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser. By the end of the event, they had raised more than $2,000.

Swensen collected different coins on different days, all to benefit the LLS. The students had fun doing it too, participating in Neon Dress Day, when nickels were collected, and Quarterback/Sport Day when, you guessed it, quarters were donated.

It wasn’t just the LLS that was rewarded. In return for their generosity, the students will receive a STEM curriculum program related to the study of human blood.

In all, the event raised $2,199.11 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, something the entire school can be proud of.