Ambridge Area School District

901 Duss Avenue, Ambridge PA 15003 | 724.266.2833


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Starting on Monday, the Junior High Interact Club will be hosting a "Penny War" to raise money for the Leukemia and Lymphoma society.  The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society’s mission is to cure leukemia, lymphoma, myeloma, and Hodgkin’s disease and to improve the quality of life for patients and their families.  This fundraiser will run the recommended three week time frame from Monday, March 5th until Friday, March 23rd.

What is a Penny War you may ask?  It's pretty simple.  Students bring in all the pennies they can and put them in their homeroom's donation box.  Easy enough?  There's just one catch...they can also bring in any other money, like nickels, dimes, quarters, and even dollar bills to sabotage other homerooms!  Anything other than pennies will subtract from the money earned.  General rule...pennies will add to your total, and all other money will take away.  The homeroom with the highest balance (taking into account the sabotages) will win! So, we are asking students to bring in their money starting Monday!  As long as the school raises $750, the Leukemia and Lymphoma society will pay for a pizza party for the winning homeroom.

The best part is that regardless of the highest or lowest balances collected by homerooms, all of the money collected will benefit a person in need.  The Interact Club thanks you for your generosity!