Students at Rochester’s Nazareth Academy and Nazareth Hall raised more than $2,320 by participating in The Penny Race from March 5-11. The annual event’s slogan is “Change the World One Penny At A Time.”
Each class in the two schools collected pennies to donate to Westside Ministries and The Anthony Salmon Fund. Westside is a group that provides education, houses and medical and dental care for the people of Honduras.
The Salmon Fund benefits Anthony Salmon, a student at Wilson High School in Rochester, who was paralyzed while playing football last fall. His particular needs include money so that his family can visit him in a rehabilitation center in Chicago, and for a wheelchair that will cost $1 million.
Terry Reeder, campus minister at Nazareth Academy, said The Penny Race teaches students valuable lessons.
“The students get to choose which organizations they want to support and, in doing so, are given an opportunity to explore a lot of social-justice issues,” she said.