AMS Raises Money for the Children of LeBonheur in Memory of Denise Adams

Penguins donated by students at AMS on display at the Penguin Pond at the Pink Palace museum.  Photo courtesy of AMS.

Penguins donated by students at AMS on display at the Penguin Pond at the Pink Palace museum. Photo courtesy of AMS.

By Jennifer Beasley, Student Council Sponsor

The Arlington Middle Student Council recently held its annual Pennies for Penguins fundraiser for LeBonheur Children’s Hospital.

This year AMS dedicated this fundraiser to the memory of fallen LeBonheur employee Denise Adams, also a former AMS parent.

Homeroom classes raised money during the week of November 4-8, with the hope of raising a minimum of $100 each, and $9,000 school wide.  By week’s end, AMS raised $6,817 for the children of LeBonheur in the memory of Denise Adams.

The homerooms that raised the most money by grade level were:  6th grade:  Mrs. Smith with $221.55; 7th grade:  Ms. Jeter’s homeroom with $501.56 (the overall school leader); and Mrs. Valentine in the 8th grade raised $325.17.

While we fell short of our school goal of $9,000 this year, we take pride in our long-term partnership with a hospital that gives so much to the children and families of our community.   Stuffed animal penguins will also be delivered to LeBonheur patients as a result of this fundraiser.  Thanks to all the AMS families who donated so generously to this cause.

Comments are closed.