In March 2017, students and staff at Gateway Elementary participated in the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s (LLS) Pennies for Patients program; a service-learning program that gives students the unique experience of working together to help raise awareness and funds in honor of thousands of children and adults fighting against blood cancers!
The Student Council set our school goal at $1,000. For fun, we turned the fundraiser into a contest. The class collecting the most monetary donations would earn an Olive Garden lunch, compliments of the LLS and Olive Garden. We also held a Penny War amongst the grade levels. The grade level collecting the most pennies and bills would earn a bowling party.
Our amazing Gateway family collected $5,788.98! We are so proud of each of our students and their generosity for such a wonderful cause!
Congratulations to Miss Book’s 2nd Grade class for collecting the most donations and to the entire 2nd Grade for winning the Penny War!
Thank you also goes to First Nebraska Credit Union and the Armored Knights for donating their time and taking on the large task of sorting and counting the money.