Roosevelt Medical Center's Lost Penny Days Raises Nearly $1,500.
The results are in! This year’s Lost Penny Days winner was Froid School. Together, their student body raised a total of $333.13.
This year, the Town Pump Charitable Foundation donated $500 in support of the Lost Penny Days Project and an additional $100 donation was given by Dennis Buxbaum, of Sidney, in memory of his parents, Harold and Lila Buxbaum. The employees of Roosevelt Medical Center raised a total of $ 116.82.
The project raised a total of $1,465.58.
“I think the competition is a great way for youth to work towards the collective goal of helping ensure quality healthcare remains in our area. It’s a fun, visual and hands-on way for youth to experience first-hand, the value of philanthropy in our community,” said Audrey Stromberg, Administrator for RMC.
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, socialize, relax, watch television and enjoy listening to the birds chirping in the aviary. Window replacement will cost an estimated $18,000. Later in the year, the Roosevelt Memorial Healthcare Foundation will fundraise to purchase a new chemical analyzer for the Laboratory Department.
In previous years, funds raised through Lost Penny Days 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.
“We are so grateful to the schools for their willingness to take time out of their busy curriculum schedule to get their students excited about this project every year. The success of Lost Penny Days is only possible because of their continual dedication year after year,” said Jaimee Green, Marketing and Foundation Director for RMC.