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Saturday, March 29, 2014

Cabaniss Elementary surpasses donation expectations to Leukemia and Lymphoma Society


Cabaniss Elementary students, parents and staff is raising funds to benefit the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society. This fundraiser was sponsored by the school's Mini-Mentors and had a goal of $550. Kindergarten student, Justin Verdeja (above), had been saving his money and he decided he wanted to donate it instead. Justin's mom, Melissa Verdeja said that after they watched a video about leukemia and lymphoma he was so touched that he asked if he could donate his Disney savings for Pasta for Pennies, benefiting the Luekemia and Lymphoma Society. His total amount was $438.69!

The Mini-Mentors goal for Pasta for Pennies was $550. We are expecting our grand total to surpass $5,000.

The Cabaniss Mini-Mentors is a council made up of (6) students who are trained to be effective age appropriate mentors. Each mentor meets with their kinder mentee weekly. The mentors will be directly involved in delivering media messages, campus outreach visitations, organizing project meetings for our students, and assisting with the day to day operations of the campus when needed. These activities will be scheduled during times when the regular academic classes will not be interrupted.