Throughout the month of March, the Loveland Middle School (LMS) Student Council ran its annual “Pennies for Patients” campaign to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“We are so proud to have met and even exceeded our goal of raising $5,000 this year,” said Katie Rose, teacher who runs the LMS Student Council with her colleague Trisha Pitcher. “The students arranged a variety of fundraising activities during the campaign and wrote letters to businesses asking for contributions. The response by the business community in and around Loveland was overwhelming, and we received dozens of gift card donations and items for our raffles.”
On the last day of school before spring break, the students celebrated reaching their campaign goal with one of their favorite fundraising activities – “pie-a-teacher.”
“Tickets for the pie-a-teacher event are best sellers throughout the campaign,” said Rose. “It’s one of many activities during the month, but always seems to be especially fun for our students!”
A big thank you to the following businesses that contributed to the successful campaign in 2019:
Buffalo Wild Wings
Shooters Sports Grill
Thunderdome Restaurant Group (Currito, The Eagle, Bakersfield, Krueger)
Movie theaters: Kenwood, Esquire, Mariemont and Eastgate
Nothing Bundt Cakes
Dave & Busters
Photo caption: The Loveland Middle School Student Council pulled off a successful “Pennies for Patients” fundraiser for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society through a range of activities in March, including raffles, a half-court shot competition, Hawaiian lei and snack sales, and the culminating “pie-a-teacher” event on the last day of the campaign.