McCordsville Elementary School has once again raised thousands of dollars to benefit WZPL's Request-A-Thon for the Make-A-Wish Foundation. This special foundation grants wishes for children in Indiana who have life threatening illnesses. Since 2008, McCordsville Elementary School has donated over $18,000 to the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
To raise money for Make-A-Wish, the entire school building participated in "Silverizing" (a type of penny wars). Students were given 15 minutes twice a week to "bomb" other classes with coins. Pennies were used as positive points for classes and silver counted as negative points. Coins were collected by our Pirate Leadership Council (student council). Once the coins were counted, the leading classes were posted on a board in the main hallway. Kids rallied together to "bomb" the leading classes with silver coins because the class with the most money raised earned a Pirate Party of their choosing. In the month long effort, students raised $4,112 for the Make-A-Wish Foundation!
Members of the Pirate Leadership Council, along with staff advisor Mrs. Hedrick, visited the 99.5 FM WZPL Studio to make the school-wide donation live on the air. They actually met a few families that have been recipients of the Make-A-Wish Foundation, making the impact of the donation even more special. Congratulations students!