Kortney’s Coins for The CURE Fundraiser
HELP GET BRAIN TUMORS OFF KIDS’ MINDS
HELP CHILDREN WITH CANCER
A very special thank you to all of the school directors, school administrators, teachers, parents, and children that continue to make The Kortney Rose Foundation’s School Program – Kortney’s Coins for the CURE so successful. The program continues to grow to new schools and retail outlets through our coin collection boxes.
Quote from a mother involved in the fundraiser,
“My daughter is so excited about supporting the Kortney Rose Foundation through the coin drive at school. She asks me for change every day and she cleaned out her piggy bank last week. It appears she tried to crack open her brother’s coin box this morning. I love this project. It’s giving her a real sense that she can make a difference.”
The following schools have participated in the past year:
- Beers Street School, Hazlet, NJ
- Council Rock High School, Newtown, PA
- Creative Learning Center, Shrewsbury
- Forrestdale School, Rumson, NJ
- Oceanport Schools-Wolf Hill Elementary and Maple Place Schools
- Oceanport Pre-School
- Monmouth Beach School
- West Long Branch Schools-Betty McElman Elementary and Frank Antonides Schools
In October 2015 almost $14,000 was raised in five of the above schools (Betty McElman Elementary, Frank Antonides School, Wolf Hill Elementary, Maple Place School and Forrestdale School).
This is truly phenomenal.
Thank you to the all of the families who have participated and been so generous.
The Kortney’s Coins for the CURE Program is held in a number of schools each year as well as retail establishments through our custom coin boxes. Some schools collect for two weeks, three weeks or an entire month. The beauty of this program is its flexibility. Any time frame that fits into a school or group’s schedule can be used.
With the assistance of very generous parents and teachers many young children were introduced to, or reminded of, why it is important to help sick kids. Children collect change in our custom banks or bags. Coins are tallied by homeroom, often by students who are looking for volunteer hours. The homeroom that raises the most money is treated to a pizza party at the end of the fundraiser.
Pizzas have been kindly donated by Enzo’s Deli in Oceanport and Scala’s Pizza in Long Branch.
This program will allow us to spread awareness about the growing prevalence of brain tumors and the fact that they are the #1 tumor-related killer of children 20 and under. Private funding from organizations like the Kortney Rose Foundation is desperately needed as the government continues to cut funding for needed research.
If you or anyone you know might be interested in having us speak with school officials or group leaders about how the program works, please call Kristen Gillette at (732) 222-1491 or Contact Us by email.