St. Peter’s Lutheran School, in Elk Grove, wanted to make a difference in their local
community by raising money for Pennies for Patients. Mrs. Dahle, the third grade
teacher, led the drive for this charity. She rallied the students, staff and St. Peter’s
Lutheran Church. Pennies poured in along with other coins, cash and checks. She got
creative and, with help from one of the staff members who loves to bake, sold
cupcakes after church. Many schools in Elk Grove, much larger than St. Peter’s,
participate in fundraising for Pennies for Patients, but St. Peter’s raised over $5,000!
Pennies for Patients sent out a representative to present a large check for the
amount raised along with banners and class pennants to show their appreciation.
St. Peter’s is truly blessed to be a blessing.
Pennies for Patients is a fundraiser on behalf of the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For 17 years, Pennies for Patients—a fundraiser run by LLS—has been collecting spare change from 10 million schools of all grade levels and has raised millions of dollars for cancer research. This money goes towards aiding in earlier diagnosis of disease, safer treatment options, and a cure. The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society was founded in 1949—a time when few people survived this kind of cancer—and is a non-profit organization which has significantly aided efforts to combat myeloma, leukemia, and lymphoma. Through their efforts, The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has followed the medical field through many critical discoveries