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Raising money with Penny Wars

Beta Club Treasurer, Tori Hilse, Historian, Alexis Jordan, President, Amanda Le, and Vice President, Nicole Viebrocle pose with the collection jars and poster for Penny Wars.

The week of March 23rd-27th, Porter Ridge’s Beta Club put together a fundraiser called Penny Wars to help raise money for specific charities. Each grade level was assigned a different charity to represent; 9th grade had Autism Speaks, 10th grade had St. Jude Children's Research Hospital, 11th grade had SPCA, and 12th grade had Habitat for Humanity.

There was a jar in the cafeteria for each grade level. Students put pennies in the jar that corresponded with their grade level. Each of these pennies gave that grade level one point. Any other coins, or dollar bills, were placed in another jar that did not correspond with the student's own grade level. This money deducted points from the other grade level. At the end of the week, the grade with the most points was able to give all the money donated to the charity they represented.

Beta Club Secretary Brianna Halliburton commented, “I have collected money and helped organize the collection and committees and I can say it's honestly really good to see students stepping out and supporting worthwhile causes!”

10th grade came out on top and raised $94.00 for their charity, St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Amy Grzybowski, Beta Club sponsor, commented, “The Beta Club put this service project together in less than a week so we were not as successful as we had hoped. However, I am still proud of what they had accomplished. When they put their mind to getting this project done, they were able to come together and do their best. With very little advertisement we were still able to collect money for a good cause!"

Written by: Faith Dumais, 12th grade student
Posted: Apr 20, 2015 by Regina Snelson

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