Concerned that her class might be left behind when the sixth-grade Leadership Council at Riverside Presbyterian Day School initiated a “Pennies for Patients” service project to support the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society in February 2016, fifth grader Grace Huie held a lemonade sale at her Avondale home. With the help of her classmates she raised $302 in three hours to boost her class’s total to $327.
In all, Riverside Presbyterian fifth graders raised $1,191.99 of RPDS’s total donation of $7, 745.59, which was the highest ever recorded by the school.
“They were very excited and motivated to raise the funds, and the generosity of our community was amazing,” said Shannon Huie, Grace’s mother. “The sale was indeed a group effort, and I know Grace would agree everyone was instrumental in the success of it.”