Penny Drive donations total $62K for Spokane Guilds’ School

Penny Drive donations total $62K for Spokane Guilds’ School

Penny Drive donations total $62K for Spokane Guilds’ School

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by KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on May 15, 2014 at 4:46 PM

Updated Thursday, May 15 at 6:53 PM

SPOKANE, Wash. -- Spokane Guilds’ School raised more than $60,000 during its annual Penny Drive.

School officials said the fundraiser raised $62,000. All of the proceeds from the Penny Drive help ensure the school can provide therapies and services at no cost to the families who need it.

MORE: Guilds' School Penny Drive collects change Saturday

School leaders said they faced government funding cuts of more than $500,000 over a span of five years. They added that more than $200,000 of those cuts would affect them during one year.

The school provides an early intervention program for infants and toddlers in the Spokane community who were born with a developmental disability. Officials at the Guilds’ School said many children come to them after their insurance has been exhausted and they can no longer afford therapy. They added that 80% of the families served by the school are at or below the poverty level.
 

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