West Bank President Brad Winterbottom delivered a $3,000 matching donation to Sacred Heart Catholic School in support of the school’s Penny War Fundraiser. By collecting loose change in a friendly competition, students at Sacred Heart exceeded their goal of $3,000. The students raised over $9,000 alone and over $12,000 with the help of West Bank’s matching contribution. The check was presented at an all school assembly on Feb. 3.
The fundraising drive encouraged friendly competition between different classes and grades, with the class that collected the most change declared the winner. The money raised will go directly to the school to purchase supplies and resources to enhance the learning experience for its students. The penny war fundraiser took place from August 31 through September 30 and ended with an award assembly on Friday, Feb. 3.
“We are grateful for the support of West Bank,” said Sacred Heart Principal Scott Ehlinger. “Their donation will help us to make a lasting impact on the lives of children in our school, and we look forward to using the funds for a brighter future.” West Bank’s donation will go towards a variety of items such as textbooks, technology, classroom improvements, outdoor areas and equipment, and student activities.
“West Bank is committed to supporting the education and well-being of the youth in our community, and believe this fundraiser is a great opportunity to make a positive impact. Our matching donation helps the school reach its goal and provide students with the resources they need to succeed,” said Winterbottom.
West Bank has a long history of supporting local charities and causes. In 2022, the bank provided more than $700,000 in support to local non-profit organizations.
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