Lincoln Schools Penny Wars Raises $1,250 for The Salvation Army

Lincoln Elementary School recently held a 2-week Penny Wars to benefit The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. The students raised $498.19 with the PTA matching that amount. An anonymous local business also donated $250 to deliver a grand total of $1,250!

“I think it is so inspiring for young people to learn to give back and reach out to their local community to help out,” said Major Doug Hart from the Salvation Army. “This donation comes at a fantastic time. Our campaign was $3,000 behind and this donation will go a long way to help us meet our goal. We are so thankful for the donation.”

The third and fourth grade classes voted on which local charity would receive the donation. They chose The Salvation Army’s Red Kettle campaign. Each class collected change with the fourth grade class raising the largest donation¬† When students brought in change, they placed their name on the giving trees displayed in the cafeteria.

“It is important to do this because it says you are a helper and want to help someone in the community,” said Lincoln Elementary School student Katja French. “It’s also important because it’s holiday time and maybe we can help someone who doesn’t have a lot.”

Ryker Mowell also have his entire allowance to the Penny Wars.  The Lincoln PTA hopes to make this an annual event.

posted on 12/18/2012 - filed under: Community, Elementary School, Spotlight, Uncategorized