Schools to collect change for fundraiser

DOWNEY - The Pasta for Pennies nationwide fundraiser benefitting the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is scheduled to begin at several schools, organizers announced this week.Each year, schools choose a three-week period when students fill collection jars in their classrooms with donations of spare change. The class collecting the most money at each school is awarded a pasta party delivered to their classroom by their local Olive Garden restaurant. Warren High School was the top fundraising school in the nation, collecting more than $37,000. Downey High was second, with $20,163. The money collected through Pasta for Pennies funds research initiatives and support services for leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients and their families.

********** Published: January 6, 2011 - Volume 9 - Issue 38