Sublimity Make A Wish Penny Drive
Moberg’s First Graders are hard at work again this year.
Each year the students get the opportunity to collect change for the Make
A Wish Foundation. You will
see their containers in businesses in the Stayton/Sublimity area or see the
students in action at half time of a
boy’s basketball games Fri., Jan. 28, at Regis High School Thursday, Feb. 10
during the girls varsity game (6:30) and at Cascade High School Tuesday, Feb.
15 during half time of the boys varsity game (5:30).
The class has set a goal this year of collecting 500,000 pennies.
That $5,000 goal is enough to become a Wish Sponsor.
has collected the minimum $5,000 to become a wish sponsor four times 2006,
2008, 2009 and 2010. These wishes
include those of a Portland girl
that wished for a shopping spree at Powell’s and Borders Book stores, a
local boy that went to Disney World, a 2 year old that wished to go to Disney
Land and a play structure for a 4 year old Salem boy.
is with the support of our great communities of Stayton and Sublimity that our
school is able to make these wishes come true.
Over the last 15 years
has collected, counted, and deposited over $47,000.00 into the Make A Wish
account at US Bank in Stayton. This
year’s penny drive is concluding on Wednesday, April 6th .
There are several ways you can help. Send your donations to
(checks made out to Make A Wish Foundation). If you are able to place a
donation jar at your business or work site or have jars of change or donations
that you would like to contribute to this wonderful organization, please call
Update April, 2011
Make A Wish Penny Drive
Reaches $5,000 Goal
We have a
final total for this year's Make A Wish Penny Drive. Drum
roll please....$5,880.46! What an amazing accomplishment for
Sublimity school! That is the most we have ever collected!
A total of at least $5,000 means that we will get to sponsor the
wish of another special child! Throughout the last 16 years,
Sublimity school has raised $52,934.33!! Your continued
support for this activity is what makes it so successful!
Every penny counts!! Thank you again for your support with our
Make A Wish Penny Drive!
Sublimity School First
Make A Wish Coin Drive
Stayton - Cascade basketball game
January 28, 2011
started the coin drive back in 1996 when I heard on K103, that Make a Wish
was having a penny drive. I
thought it would be a great activity to add to our 100th day of school
activities. I asked the
children in my class to bring in 100 pennies for the 100th day of school
and when we were finished with them we would donate the 2,300 to Make A
Wish. At the end of the 100th
day of school we had 23,000 pennies.
It has just blossomed from there.
We started putting collection containers in the local businesses,
having class competitions and collecting at the high school basketball
games. Our small community of
Sublimity and neighboring Stayton really support our efforts.
Both towns, along with the parents and students, have come to
Make A Wish Penny Drive
every year. Over the last 15
years we have collected $47,053.18 and last year granted our 4th
am very dedicated to doing the penny drive each year for two reasons.
First, I love watching the students become passionate about helping
someone else. They put their
whole heart into making a wish come true for another child and expect that
they will reach their goal of 500,000 pennies.
Secondly, this one activity brings so many educational aspects to
it. We read about it, write
about it, speak about it, and the math problems that we solve, as we count
every last coin, are enormous! It’s amazing what six and seven year olds
can do when given the opportunity."
First Grade Teacher
North Santiam School District