The United Way’s annual Penny Pals event is scheduled to kick off Oct. 17 and run through Oct. 28 at Belle Aire, Cherry Hill, Miami Trace Elementary and Head Start.
Students save their pennies (nickels, dimes and quarters) and compete with other classes to raise funds for the event and learn about giving back to the community in which they live. The class that raises the most money will receive a monetary gift provided by YUSA. Huntington Bank and Merchants National Bank will be the official coin counters for the event.
The annual event raises $7,000 for the United Way of Fayette County and goes directly to help fund 30 health and human service agencies right here in Fayette County. It helps provide meals at The Well, Rose Ave and the Commission on Aging. It helps provide emergency shelter, personal care items for those in need and will help provide school resources at The Warehouse.