Every penny counts
Posted Tuesday, March 10, 2015
Loveland Primary School (LPS) students learned every penny really does count during a January coin drive fundraiser to help raise money for a new LPS playground.
“This is a building-wide initiative, and this particular activity was a great way to turn change into – well – change,” said LPS Principal Kevin Fancher. “Our building playground needs to be all-inclusive to serve all of the students who attend our school; that is the very real change we need to see. And, the reality is that every penny does count in this project. This was a great learning opportunity for our students.”
LPS students raised a total of $2,066.52 with 100 percent of the proceeds to benefit the playground project. The goal is to raise a total of $200,000 to cover the cost of the playground. LPS teachers kicked off the fundraising initiative by contributing $1,253 during the kickoff in November. To date, LPS has raised a total of $7,334.52 toward the goal, that’s including the amount raised during the student coin drive.
“To add some fun to the event we created a boys versus girls competition,” said Fancher. “The boys brought in the most money raising $1,102.51, earning those students the right to be pirates (wear an eye patch) and watch a special video. Every student had fun.”
Click here to learn more about the LPS playground initiative – Growing Tiger Cubs Need to PLAY! Click here to make an online donation, or send a check to LPS made out to the Loveland Athletic Boosters.
Photo caption: Winning LPS students enjoy the special video – eye patches on!