Warren Community School donates funds to Miles of Hope, PenBay Cancer Center

Warren Community School principal, Ms. Kirkpatrick, sixth graders Talia Willis and Leah Wilcox, and Jim Gamage of Miles of Hope Cancer Transport.

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.

Kindergartener, Ava Landre and Kindergarten teacher, Mrs. Newell on "Mismatch Day."
Fourth Grade teacher, Mrs. Constantine, and P.E. Teacher, Mr. Newell, on "Mismatch Day."
Kindergarteners Jayla Donohoe, Darlene Davis, and Sadie Smith on "Mismatch Day."
Sixth grade student, Zachary Cushman, on "Hat Day."
Third grade students, Emylee Bryant and Logan Willis on "Pink Day/Hat Day."
Comments (1)
Posted by: Ronald Gamage | Dec 18, 2012 15:49

Congratulations to a wonderful group of children who are certainly learning at a young age what it's like to "pay it forward".. Being a person who has seen first hand what MILES OF HOPE does for those unfortunate people when they are in need and what this service means to them. Also, please know that ALL funds donated will be and are used LOCALLY to assist those who call... Happy holidays to you all and to Warren Community School students--- TAKE A BOW!!


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