The Freehold Township High School community continued its longstanding tradition of supporting the pediatric wing of CentraState Medical Center through the “Coins for Kids” fundraising effort.
The “Coins for Kids” initiative was created by Health & Physical Education teacher Frank Gualtieri and coordinated through the Peer Leadership program led by advisor Sean Leahy.
Each year, student volunteers walk buckets around during lunch for donations of spare change. All that spare change adds up and goes towards the monetary donation provided to CentraState. In addition to the spare change collection, this year the group also hosted a pancake breakfast fundraiser to bring in additional money. In total, the Freehold Township community raised $2,643.51, which will go towards purchasing chairs that are converted into beds for parents who are staying in the hospital with their children.
Over the years, the funds raised by the high school have gone towards murals, stuffed comfort animals, a bubble wall, and televisions for the pediatric wing.