It may not be pennies from heaven, but it is definitely money from some little angels.
For the third year in a row, the students at Palm Elementary School have doubled their contribution to the Pennies For Patients campaign.
This year the Hacienda Heights school raised more than $1,700 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society.
“With the economy the way it is, I wasn’t sure we would meet our goal of $1,400 this year. But the kids went way over it,” said Principal Edna Moore.
Of course, Moore was probably hoping the kids would fall a little short this year. She promised to spend a day on the roof of the school if the students met their goal.
And so it was that Moore found herself perched on the roof of the school on Friday the 13th. A superstitious person might have shied away from any ladders on this unlucky day.
Read the whole story in today’s edition of the Hacienda Heights Highlander.