In the world of giving every little bit counts, and a little can quickly add up to a lot, as learners at SCVi Charter School in Castaic recently discovered when they gathered and donated loose change from their pockets and piggy banks, homes, parents’ cars and even from friends and neighbors for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s Pennies For Patients program.
SCV learners raised $1,927, with four classes contributing more than $100 each and one more than $300. The highest contributor will celebrate with a pizza party. “Our learners did a tremendous job of collecting coins for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society,” says Amber Raskin, director of operations and business development. “They enjoyed the process and the fact that they are able to help others, and that’s important to us as a school that values and encourages good citizenship.”
Pennies for Patients is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience in making a difference through teamwork – working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia. Students collect spare change over a three-week period in either February or March.
SCVi is a tuition-free public charter school serving grades K-12. It is located at 28060 Hasley Canyon Road, Suite 200, in the Hasley Canyon Commerce Center in Castaic. To learn more about SCVi, an iLEAD school, visit www.scvi-k12.org.