Students participate in Pasta for Pennies

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WRDQ 27 Community Connection is proud to support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society's Pasta for Pennies program which depends on local students to raise money and awareness in the fight against cancer. Each year, dozens of schools step up to participate and raise big money in the fight!

Pasta for Pennies Presented by Olive Garden: Kids making BIG change by collecting SMALL change. Is your school participating?

Pasta for Pennies Presented by Olive Garden is a service learning, character education and philanthropy program that gives students a unique experience making a difference through teamwork—working together to aid thousands of children and adults in the fight blood cancers like leukemia.

How it Works: Students collect spare change over a three-week period of the school's choice. The change can come from friends or relatives or underneath the couch cushions. What's important is that the change is collected.

How it Works: Students collect spare change over a three-week period during February or March. The change can come from friends or relatives or underneath the couch cushions. What's important is that the change is collected.

Why it's Easy: LLS provides everything your school needs to run the program, including:

    Lesson plans that meet service learning and character education standards
    Classroom collection boxes
    Individual collection boxes
    Educational video
    Prizes and awards for classrooms and schools
    Opportunity for an educational kickoff assembly

Register today! We're hoping that you will join schools across the United States in teaching kids what it means to save lives by making change!  Complete our online registration form or contact us for more information.

Students not only enjoy participating, but feel a great sense of pride in helping others. Their efforts will collect one more thing in addition to spare change—the gratitude of cancer patients and their families.