MHS turns donation opportunity into friendly competition

Brittany Titus
Round Table reporter

Middletown High School is holding a charity for Pennies for Patients. Students and faculty members have the chance to donate spare change to the organization.

According to, since 1994, the organization known as the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society has collected millions of dollars.

The Pennies for Patients campaign started in the society’s North Carolina Chapter in 1995.

The organization collects donated money from over 10 million schools across the country.

The funds are pulled together over a three-week period, and the classroom who collects the most money wins a pizza party.

The schools with the most money win equipment such as computers, electronics, and sports equipment.

At MHS, science teacher Maria Duva has her class in the lead for the most money collected so far.

Duva’s class has raised $355.77 so far, and the competition is heating up.

Pennies for Patients extended the deadline to March 31, due to the school closings during the bulk of campaign.