Creating Change, One Penny at a Time

Posted on Thursday, February 11th, 2021

This week was Gaynor’s Virtual Service Week, and in the spirit of giving, one Green Cluster class set out to create change — literally.

Students in Head Teacher Sara Curwin, Assistant Teacher Chryzl Goco, and Math Specialist Joe Kaufman’s pod started collecting loose change several months ago. Their goal was to donate the money to a charity of their choice.

After bringing in coins for a few months, the students raised a total of $120, which was made up mostly of pennies.

The class voted on which charity they wanted to donate the money to, and they decided on St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. Ms. Curwin then sent the donation through the hospital’s website.

“We feel very proud of the students,” Ms. Curwin said. “First, for recognizing the value of small change, and how quickly it can add up. Secondly, for the dedication each student had toward this project in raising money for a good cause.”

As a group, the class wrote a card that will be sent to the hospital.