FISD Students Raise More Than $14,000 for UMC Children’s Hospital

During the first two weeks each February, schools across the South Plains ask their students and teachers to collect change “for the kids” as part of the Children’s Miracle Network’s annual Miracle Pennies campaign for University Medical Center’s Children’s Hospital.

Frenship ISD students and families joined other local districts and helped answer the call. This year, FISD donated $14,624.40 to help UMC raise money for the drive.

FISD campuses were very creative in how they involved student and family participation. Some campuses had special days such as “bring a stuffed animal day” or “crazy hair day” while others collected donations with “pie a teacher in the face,” Jenga and Mario Kart tournaments, teacher jail and a hugely successful CMN Dance.

Frenship Middle School led all individual campuses in donations by raising $4,269.23. For their efforts, the school receives a pizza party and got the opportunity to participate on the 20th Annual Children’s Miracle Network KLLL 96.3 FM Radiothon.

Every penny donated during Miracle Pennies will stay local and go directly to children’s services at UMC.

Below are the FISD campuses who participated in Miracle Pennies and their campus donation amount:

  • Frenship MS: $4,269.23
  • Heritage MS: $2,808.66
  • Terra Vista MS: $1,904.54
  • Frenship HS: $1,588.50
  • Oak Ridge: $1,562.94
  • Westwind: $1,358.07
  • Ninth Grade Center: $1,132.46