A Penny Saved is a Penny Raised

In an effort to raise money for a local charity while engaging in friendly competition within their school community, members of the Copiague Middle School National Junior Honor Society hosted a grade-level “Penny Wars” contest.

For an entire week, members of the NJHS collected penny donations from students during their lunch period. The final tally revealed that the sixth-graders contributed the most coins and were deemed the Penny Wars winners. Through their collective efforts, the school raised and donated $700 for Stepping Stone Support, a local organization that provides assistance to families affected by cancer and infertility.

“It was a fun, quick, easy way for the students to get involved in a great fundraiser,” said NJHS adviser Francesca Walker.

The NJHS student executive board and advisers presented Renee Scott, CEO and founder of the Stepping Stone Support, with their monetary donation on March 10.

“I am extremely grateful to the members of the Copiague Middle School National Junior Honor Society,” said Scott. “We are thankful that the funds that they raised will go to help local families affected by cancer during the holiday season. I am proud to call them ‘Survivors’ Little Helpers.’”