The Randolph-Macon Academy middle school Interact Club, sponsored by the Rotary Club of Warren County, has raised $570.01 (who donated the extra penny?) in its annual “Penny Wars” fundraiser, bringing to about $11,000 the total the club has raised for charity in the past eight years.
The middle school kids, now led by R-MA faculty member Danielle “Dani” Clingerman, voted to donate the funds this year toward helping the family of a local child who recently succumbed to cancer.
Earlier recipients of “Penny Wars” funding include Feed My Neighbor (formerly Stop Hunger Now); Able Forces, a local organization assisting wounded veterans find meaningful employment; the Salvation Army; and families affected by natural disasters.
Club members, since 2010, have donated more than 8,000 hours of community service to those in need.