The annual HOPEsudbury Pennies for HOPE Drive is underway at Sudbury Public Schools through the month of October. Students can put coins in collection jars located in the lobbies of the four Sudbury elementary schools and in Curtis Middle School classrooms.
Excitement about the collection is generated at Curtis by a competition amongst homerooms to see which classroom can collect the most pennies. In past years the winning homeroom was rewarded with watching a movie.
Funds raised through the Pennies for HOPE Drive support the HOPEsudbury Hope Fund which supports Sudbury residents with emergency or unexpected financial need. The drive raised over $2,000 in 2011, enough to provide assistance to two families or four individuals.
Pennies for HOPE will be presented live on November 3rd during the HOPEsudbury Telethon & Auction. The Telethon will be held at Lincoln-Sudbury Regional High School from noon until 10PM. The program is aired and streamed live on SudburyTV -- Comcast 8/Verizon 31. The Telethon features performances by talented Sudbury residents of all ages and an auction of more than 200 items and services donated by local businesses and residents.
HOPEsudbury is a grassroots non-profit organization designed to engage Sudbury citizens from all walks of life in efforts to provide humanitarian aid to people in need. For more information go to www.hopesudbury.org.
For more information about the Pennies for HOPE Drive, call Beth at 978-443-3862.