Quincy Christian School hoping a little change adds up to a lot in Pennies For Patients program
By Jenny Dreasler, Multimedia Journalist - bio | email
QUINCY, Ill. (WGEM) -
Kids in Quincy are hoping to make a big change by collecting small change.
The Quincy Christian School is participating in the Pennies for Patients program. All the money raised will help children and adults in the fight against blood cancers like leukemia.
Teachers say kids at the school were eager to donate because the cause hits close to home.
"We have one mom here who has leukemia and we had a teacher who was also diagnosed with it as well in years past, so it's something that does affect us but it affects a lot of younger kids too which I though our kids could really relate to," Ashley Huffman, a teacher at Quincy Christian School, said.
So far, students have raised just under 600 dollars, which surpassed their original goal of 500 dollars.
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