Colonial kids begin collecting money for Pennies for Patients to help kids

COLONIAL SCHOOL — Throughout America, there is a program called Pennies for Patients. Pennies for Patients is a program that helps kids with cancer. Colonial School is taking part in this action.

The big kickoff happened at a town meeting. Someone who works at Pennies for Patients came in and talked about the program. She talked about everything—from the people we are helping to the prizes.

Every class received a bag. It was filled with boxes, letters and stickers. All of those items are part of telling the world to be part of this project. So far, all the classes have collected money. They are all competing for the grand prize—a pizza party.

I think it is an important cause, and also I think that young kids should be able to learn about these things young so that they keep doing this as adults.”

— Amelie L'Henaff

Something else this year is if your school raises more than $5,000, then the top class gets to go to a basketball thing in White Plains. A lot of the classes want to go, so now the big money gathering has started.

Someone many Colonial students are talking about is Owen, who is a Leukemia survivor. His face is on all of the take-home boxes, so hopefully when you are donating you will think about him and all the other Leukemia survivors.

Amélie L’Henaff  (5V) said, “I think it is an important cause, and also I think that young kids should be able to learn about these things young so that they keep doing this as adults.”

Rowan Proffitt (5V) said, “I like Pennies for Patients because it helps kids with leukemia.”