What: Cypress School Penny Drive to Benefit Haiti Relief Fund
Where: Cypress Elementary School
When: The month of February
Details: The school invites everyone to contribute their pennies to the Haiti relief fund.
Background: The annual penny drive coincides each year with President Lincoln’s birthday, which teaches students about Lincoln – who appears on the penny – as well as other presidents on other American currency. The school collected $400 during last year’s penny drive, and was used to purchase new playground equipment. This year’s penny drive will help support the Haiti relief fund.
How to contribute: Bring your pennies to Cypress Elementary School’s front office at 2150 Civic Center Drive in Redding. Those who wish to donate other money may make checks payable to the Cypress Parent Club, with “Haiti Relief Fund” in the memo.
Photo courtesy Stacy Gandy and Cypress Elementary School. The children pictured, left to right, are Tyler Waldrop, Madilyn Gandy and Jack Noll, all from Mrs. Guill’s kindergarten.