Hanover Elementary Students Give Back
Students at Hanover Elementary Schools participated in their annual “Pennies For Patients” fundraiser. Both Jane Ball and Lincoln Elementary students collected change to be donated to the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. The pennies and change collected and counted totaled nearly $6000.
Learning to give back is a lesson that begins in elementary school for students in the Hanover Community School Corporation.
For nearly a decade the students at Jane Ball Elementary and Lincoln Elementary have held a ‘Pennies for Patients’ fundraiser each spring to benefit the Indiana Chapter of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
For a week, students at both schools collect change, mostly pennies, to help children battling childhood cancers. While each school use unique methods to gather donations and rewards classrooms that collect the largest amount, ultimately the students learn that it’s not about winning
a contest, but helping kids with cancer. At Jane Ball Elementary, the Student Council stepped up and sponsored the event and worked hard
to collect money from each classroom. Their efforts were well rewarded and the school collected over $1500. The had work at Lincoln Elementary resulted in a record breaking year for money raised by the students. In just five days students collected $4458.19. The two schools will be contributing nearly $6000 to aid in the work of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society, an amount that surpasses many corporate donations.
“The conversations that came out of this experience were genuine and amazing. The students talked about how winning (the classroom contests) isn't the most important part of the fundraiser. Parents came in and told stories about how the kids were taking coins out of their piggy banks to help the sick kids. Our families are so generous and giving, and it is evident in their children,” noted Lincoln Elementary Principal Melissa Walley.
Giving back is a lesson best learned young and that lesson has an even greater impact when the giving is to other young people.
At Hanover Community School Corporation, we are: Making a difference…realizing potential.
The Hanover Community School Corporation realizes the individuality of each student and is committed to providing a safe and positive atmosphere for learning. The collaboration of dedicated staff and the community allows Hanover Community School Corporation to create a literacy-rich environment and facilitate high quality instruction for all students. A challenging curriculum, well-equipped facilities and relevant technology optimize achievement, empowering all students to realize their potential for success in a global society.
Board approved April 17, 2012