Chavez Elementary Making Big Change!

Coins for Kids

Children don’t mess around. When they get behind a cause and want to make a difference, they do with full force. Students at Cesar Chavez Elementary in Little Elm put passion in full gear to raise funds for the Coins For Kids with Cancer program benefiting TeamConnor Childhood Cancer Foundation.

Chavez Elementary started their coin drive at the beginning of February after Joy Cruse spoke at a school assembly. That day they heard the story of Connor Cruse’s fight with childhood cancer. They learned that kids don’t “catch” cancer and that one in 330 kids get the disease each year. Connor’s struggle touched their hearts and motivated the kids to get involved.

The entire school raised money for the cause. The two fifth grade classes held a competition, with a prize of a popsicle party to the class that raised the most funds.

One student, Abigail, raised $500 on her own. Knowing this would put her fifth grade class in the lead, she bought popsicles for both fifth grade classes so that all of the kids would feel good about their hard work on the coin drive.

Overall, the awesome students at Chavez Elementary raised $2,000 for Coins For Kids with Cancer. They were empowered to make a difference in the fight against childhood cancer. These future leaders are stars in the eyes of everyone at TeamConnor!