Terryville's Pennies from the Heart

Terryville's Pennies from the Heart
A check presented on Penny Friday.The following article was originally written by Terryville Library Media Specialist Deniz Yildirim and was posted in the Port Times Record, a local newspaper edited and distributed by TBR News Media.



A check worth $200 dollars was recently donated by the students of Terryville Rd Elementary School to the children in Stony Brook Hospital. This money was collected by the students through their 'Penny Friday' initiative. On the first Friday of every month, students are called down to the end of their hallway so that they can donate their pennies (and only their pennies) to this collection which is then donated to a noble organization or project of their choice. In just one day, the Terryville students gathered $200 and decided they wanted to help their peers in the hospital. Principal Annemarie Sciove and PTA president, Tara Schnepf called the hospital who then came to accept the donation and expressed their gratitude one Tuesday afternoon. Sciove said, "It’s incredible to see how hard work and thousands of pennies can add up to something that will make a big difference. I am so proud of my students!”