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Pasta for Pennies

January 29 - February 16, 2018


Each year the Junior Optimist Club hosts a Pasta 4 Pennies fundraiser. This nation-wide campaign raises money for research by the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. For approximately three weeks every year, students collect pennies (and any other denominations of change) by placing 5-gallon water jugs in each homeroom. Students donate and compete by putting their spare change in the jugs. The homeroom class that brings in the most change wins and gets a pasta party sponsored by Olive Garden. This annual event has a special place in the heart of CMS because of the impact leukemia and lymphoma has had on the school community.