Helping FD schools one penny at a time

A penny might not mean a lot to one person’s bank account, but for the Fort Dodge Community School District, pennies will lead to new educational resources.

Miles of Pennies, an annual school fundraising campaign, has proven just how far a penny can go.

This year Miles of Pennies will run from April 9 to April 27. Miles of Pennies challenges students and staff at each school to collect loose change in order to meet their fundraising goal.

Each school building keeps 100 percent of their funds raised, and will receive a $100 bonus from the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation if they reach their goal.

Building administrators indicate what the funds will support.

Below is a list of schools and their goals for the Miles of Pennies fundraiser.

Butler Elementary School

2017 goal: $1,700

To be used for: washer and dryer

Cooper Elementary School

2017 goal: $1,100

To be used for: STEM, playground and technology materials

Duncombe Elementary School

2017 goal: $1,400

To be used for: headphones and recess equipment

Feelhaver Elementary School

2017 goal: $1,000

To be used for: playground equipment

Riverside Early Learning Center

2017 goal: $450

To be used for: outdoor classroom materials

Fort Dodge Middle School

2017 goal: $2,000

To be used for: PBIS activities

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