Little coins, a bold vision

There were piles of pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters on two tables, with a few mysterious coins mixed in. The one getting the most attention was an Eisenhower dollar coin from 1972. There was a tiny one cent coin from another unknown country, and a wheatback penny from 1958.
However different these coins may be, they are going to the same place: Into rolls to once again raise funds for the Pennies for Patients program. Mrs. Hart’s kindergarten class has been participating in the fundraising for the past 14 years.
On Tuesday, March 10, the coins were piled onto two separate tables. Before the students sat at the tables, Mrs. Hart had each student put on a pair of gloves (a new precaution this year) and then they sat.
“The first job is to group the pennies, nickels and dimes. Make piles of those, please,” said Mrs. Hart.
Pennies for Patients has, for the past 70 years, raised funds for the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. “Since then, we’ve invested more than $1.3 billion in blood cancer research, helped spark the immunotherapy revolution and become the leading source of free blood cancer information, education and support services,” according to

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