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Roosevelt Medical Center Brings Lost Penny Competition Back to Area Schools


Submitted By Roosevelt Medical Center

Tucked between sofa cushions. Stuck to the floorboards of vehicles. Tossed into jean pockets. Thrown inside purses. Sitting in jars, laying in wait. Pennies can make a difference! That’s exactly what Roosevelt Medical Center is counting on during their annual Lost Penny Days competition set to begin Feb.1.

During the month of February, Culbertson, Bainville and Froid Schools will rally to raise the most money for RMC through penny jars placed at their respective campuses. They are also competing for the chance to bring home the traveling trophy for the next year. Currently, the trophy is held at Bainville School.

“This has always been a great opportunity for local youth to realize they too can make a valuable contribution to their community while instilling in them the importance of philanthropy, a lesson which hopefully stays with them the rest of their lives,” said Audrey Stromberg, Administrator for RMC.

Other jars will be placed throughout the communities to enable supporters to participate in the friendly competition, while supporting both their school and local healthcare.

This year, RMC is fundraising to replace a badly cracked window that needs replacing in the Sun Room, a room the residents who call RMC home, hold dear. It is where they sit, relax, watch television and enjoy listening to the birds chirping in the aviary. “This area serves as their living room. It’s a place they can gather and visit with one another, while enjoying the view outside,” Stromberg said.

Currently, with the window in its present condition, the residents have to sit away from the window and be covered with lap blankets because of the draft created by the cracks in the window pane.

Window replacement will cost an estimated $18,000.

In previous years, funds raised have gone toward supplies for the Activities Department for reminiscence activities through music, and crafts as well exercise equipment to assist residents with range of motion activities for flexibility, balance, and strength and endurance development.

For more information on how you can participate or donate to the Lost Penny Days competition, contact Jaimee Green, Marketing and Foundation Director for RMC, at (406) 787-6476.


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