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Change for CHANGE: 8th Grade DC Trip Fundraiser

During the entire month of February, our 8th Graders will be managing a fundraiser to help gain needed funds for their class trip to Washington, D.C. in May. The students will be requesting donations of loose change (pennies, nickels, dimes, and they especially LOVE quarters). They have dubbed the fundraiser “Change for CHANGE”, since they know that this class trip to our nation’s capital offers the opportunity to change their lives forever.

We are excited to advise as well that the students reached out to the business community and have received a generous MATCHING donation from Wintrust Bank’s Lincoln Square branch! That means for every $1 of change donated by our community, Wintrust will donate another 50 cents (up to the first $1,000 donated).

There will also be a classroom competition – the grade level (PK, K, 1st – 7th) that donates the most change (in total value) will receive the following prizes:

  • 1st PLACE – Pizza or Ice Cream Party
  • 2nd PLACE – every student receives an extra out of uniform pass
  • 3rd PLACE – on one select day, the students will receive an extra 15 minutes of recess

8th Graders will be all around during February – at school, Sunday Masses, sporting events, on social media – please support their DC trip by donating your loose change. Search your houses, your cars, your offices, old coats and clothes. Make it a fun family activity this Sunday, pre-Super Bowl, to have your kids search the house for every last penny they can find. In this effort – literally every CENT will make a difference.