Students in North Jackson saved their pennies to help out patients living with an incurable illness.
Through an on-going penny drive, kindergarten through sixth grade classes at New Hope Christian School raised $4,600. The money will go to the "Cure Sickle Cell Foundation." The funds will specifically be donated to the Blair E. Batson Children's Hospital.
"It goes to our patient care fund that assists families with getting back and forth number one to the hospital that may have trouble with transportation. Number two it also gives them an opportunity to receive free meals because it becomes kind of expensive for them to stay at the hospital," said Larry Nixon, Co-Founder of the "Cure Sickle Cell Foundation."
This summer, the students from New Hope Christian School plan to donate an additional $400 to the Cure Sickle Cell Foundation.
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