McKinley Students took action in caring for a cause and raised a record-breaking $7,149.61 for our school’s annual Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) “Pennies for Patients” charity fundraiser!!

Top-of-the-List goes to Mr. Ghahary’s 5th Graders who together donated $713.40!!
Their coins collection included 907 quarters, 533 dimes, 438 nickels & 1594 pennies!!

Congratulations also to the classes who placed 2nd & 3rd:
Mrs. Zdunich (K/1): $680.00
Mr. Carrillo (4th Grade): $601.83

Great Teamwork & Generosity! Our efforts support the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society’s mission to research and find the cure for leukemia, lymphoma, Hodgkin’s disease & myeloma, and to improve the quality of life for blood cancer patients & their families.

LLS also provides a Student Series K-5 STEM curriculum with hands-on activities, non-fiction reading passages, and more. All materials are designed to give students, teachers & families an in-depth look at LLS-funded science & research that are supported by our students’ fundraising efforts. Educating students is vital to the future of blood cancer research. Through learning & volunteer-driven philanthropy, LLS hopes to inspire scientists of tomorrow.

LLS Student Series STEM Curriculum:

For more information about the LLS Student Series “Pennies for Patients” program, please go to the LLS website:

If you would like to make your own individual donation to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society, please click here:

If you would like to join McKinley’s LLS “Pennies for Patients” Team 2020, please contact Pauline Treviño:

Thank you for supporting McKinley Elementary’s LLS “Pennies for Patients” campaign.