Pennies for Patients

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Brookhaven Elementary School’s Character Counts! Committee is in the middle of their 3rd annual ‘Pennies for Patients’ fundraiser to raise awareness and money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.  This campaign kicked off with an assembly for the entire school; Pre-K through third grade gathered in the gymnasium to hear how they can help raise money and awareness.  This campaign started on March 13th and students continue to diligently bring in their pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills to show their support.  The original goal for the 3 week period was set for $800.00. Through the hard work of Brookhaven’s students, staff and community members, this goal has already been surpassed and our new goal is $2,500.00. This goal is going to take a lot more hard work from all of our caring students and staff but we know that we can do it!   During this campaign, students and staff are showing their support not only through generous donations, but through participating in fun spirit days each Wednesday. These days have included ‘Put a Cap on Cancer, ‘Team Up Against Leukemia’ and ‘Sock it to Cancer’. Students and staff have had a great time wearing silly hats, favorite team jerseys and even silly socks to show their support. During the first week an exciting school wide estimation game took place where all of the students estimated how many coins were in a jar.  We had 2 students who had the closest estimation. For their win, the entire jar of coins was shared between their grades.  Way to go!

Brookhaven Elementary School is striving to be named a ‘LifeSaver School’ again this year. We will continue to raise money for this great cause through April 1st.  Please continue to send in your coins with your children. Another way of giving is to access Brookhaven Elementary Schools website and click ‘donate here’ or go to the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s website to donate. You can find this page by logging onto and click ‘Donate Now’.

Brookhaven Elementary School would like to send a big THANK YOU to all students, staff and community members that are participating in this great cause.