Polo Park NJHS Collects Pennies For Patients

The Polo Park Middle School National Junior Honor Society continued its year-long charitable endeavors by joining up with the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society to participate in the Pennies for Patients program.

The Polo Park NJHS raised more than $1,200, donating the money in hopes of helping children and families battle leukemia.

“I’m really proud of our kids for stepping up and making a difference,” NJHS co-sponsor Craig Kaliser said. “Asking other students, family or friends to donate money is difficult, but the honor society dedicated itself to this project because we knew it was the right thing to do. And boy did our group respond in a big way. They truly did an outstanding job.”

The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society is the world’s largest voluntary health organization dedicated to funding blood cancer research and providing education and patient services. The program’s main goals are to find cures and ensure access to treatments for blood cancer patients.

This was the first year that the NJHS at Polo Park participated in the Pennies for Patients program. The outstanding effort comes on the heels of two other highly successful NJHS initiatives, a school wide canned food drive and a toy drive for children in Palms West Hospital.