The Grayson County Middle School Jr. Beta Club collected $3,003.75 for the Kosair “Pennies for Preemies” project.
Through the “Piggies for Preemies” program, students fill piggy banks to raise funds for premature babies in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU) at Kosair Children’s Hospital, which is undergoing a $24 million expansion.
Piggies for Preemies will help fund the NICU expansion and the new NICU at Norton Women’s and Kosair Children’s Hospital.
Club Sponsor Nancy Sims said the club members set a goal to increase the $1,800 donation they collected last year, and the members went above and beyond to collect more than she expected.
The GCMS Beta Club also volunteered with the Salvation Army bell ringing at Wal-Mart and collected canned goods for the local food pantry. The club will collect hygiene items for the community later in the year.
So many local children have been serviced through Kosair Children’s Hospital.
“The Preemie program was in need, and we knew we could help,” said Sims.
Thanks to donations, the Children’s Hospital Foundation provides more than $14 million to support more than 155,000 children annually from throughout Kentucky and Southern Indiana.
For more information, visit HelpKosairChildrensHospital.com or call (502) 629-8060.