FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
COLUMBUS, Ohio (May 29, 2015) – On Thursday, May 28, Slate Hill Elementary School of Worthington, Ohio held their end-of-year assembly and awarded Military Veterans Resource Center a donation of $749.64. The donation was made possible through the students’ participation in Penny Harvest, a program of See Kids Dream, which asks students to collect pennies for causes in their communities.
Slate Hill’s fourth, fifth, and sixth grade classes started Penny Harvest at the beginning of the school year. The program required them to research issues in their community, research local non-profits that address those issues, and interview non-profit representatives in order to vote on how the money should be donated.
According to Brenda Buchy, Program Coordinator at See Kids Dream, the students periodically give up their lunch and recess time throughout the year to work on the project.
This year, the students raised $1,490.00 and decided to focus on organizations that help veterans and sick children. In addition to Military Veterans Resource Center, the Ronald McDonald House also received a donation at the assembly.
“With the money you raised for Military Veterans Resource Center, we can provide 3,000 meals for hungry veterans and their families,” said MVRC Director of Operations Tim Taylor at the assembly.
Military Veterans Resource Center’s mission is to help veterans who honorably served access the resources they need to become self-reliant in managing their career and life decisions. MVRC is a non-profit organization based in Columbus and operates five centers throughout Ohio.