In February 2019, 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!
For fun, we turned the fundraiser into a contest. Those collecting $25 or more in donations won a 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 Nacho party.
Our amazing Gateway family collected more than $4,000.00! We are so proud of each of our students and their generosity for such a wonderful cause! Way to go, Eagles!!
Congratulations to the 4th Grade classes for collecting the most donations and for winning the Penny War!