Kaneland elementary schools raise over $8,400 for charity

By on April 27, 2012

KANELAND—Over the last two weeks, Kaneland’s four elementary schools competed in The Penny Challenge to raise more than $8,400 for charity. The money raised will go directly toward funding research for developing a cure for Neurofibromatosis. All proceeds of the fundraiser will be submitted to The Children’s Tumor Foundation.

The inaugural competition began on April 10 and ran through April 20. Students, teachers, staff and members of the Kaneland community brought in an abundance of cash and currency to place in grade-level jugs as a competition to determine which grade level would raise the most money in each building.

Along with individual grade-level winners, the four elementary schools also competed against one another for top dollars raised. The top fundraising school, and winner of the district’s Penny Challenge traveling trophy, was John Shields Elementary, raising in excess of $3,200.