Warren Community School donates funds to Miles of Hope, PenBay Cancer Center
In the spirit of giving, two sixth grade students at Warren Community School gave back in a big way to Midcoast cancer patients.
Talia Willis and Leah Wilcox approached their school principal, Ann Kirkpatrick, asking for permission to raise money for cancer patients. Ms. Kirkpatrick told them to brainstorm ideas, and report back to her. After using their recess time to develop fundraising, they came to Ms. Kirkpatrick with a wonderful idea, to which the school principal agreed.
Talia and Leah proposed a “Fun Week” at Warren Community School. For fifty cents, students could participate in themed days: Sports Day, Twin Day, Hawaiian Day, Mismatch Day, and Pink Day. Each morning, Talia and Leah went around to classrooms to collect money from participating students, then counted and rolled the coins. Their goal was to reach $500 by Friday; then they were told that an anonymous donor would match their funds up to $1,000! By Thursday of that week, Talia and Leah had surpassed their goal!
Talia and Leah chose two organizations to support throughout WCS Fun Week: The PenBay Cancer Care Center and Miles of Hope Cancer Transport. Miles of Hope is honored to be a recipient of this fundraising effort, and very happy to know that students like Talia and Leah have the drive to bring their school community together in support of an important cause.
Visit Miles of Hope on Facebook, or call Jim Gamage at (207)-691-9300 for more information about the project.