Elkins High students hold ‘Penny Drive’ for charity

Who knew that pennies could save lives? The students at Elkins High School did just that last week with their “Penny Drive” event. Through raising pennies the students were able to raise $1,633.29.

“Many people feel that they never have enough to give when it comes to making a charitable donation,” said Michelle Loehr, Youth Markets Director for the American Heart Association. “But the students at Elkins High School have proven that even a simple penny can add up to have a major impact on your


The Elkins High School Student Council was responsible for putting on the “Penny Drive” event.

“The Student Council has really done something special for their community,” said Loehr. “Everyone should commend them for taking this task on and for doing it so well, as the funds they raised will save lives right here in West