Pasta For Pennies Fundraiser
During a three-week period, students in first through 12th grade at more than 7,100 schools participate in Pasta for Pennies (sponsored by Olive Gardens) by donating spare change collected in special jars in their classrooms. The top fundraising class at each participating school receives a pasta party from their local Olive Garden restaurant. To kick off local Pasta for Pennies campaigns, Olive Garden restaurants around the country hostslunches for representatives from participating schools. The money collected through Pasta for Pennies directly benefits leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma patients and their families. Contact your local office of The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society for details. As you can see from the photos below, some schools add a little fun by dumping pasta on volunteer administrators or even a spaghetti battle.