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Students in Western Pennsylvania Have Record-Setting Fall Schools Campaign for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh

Thousands of students, teachers and school administrators from throughout the Pittsburgh area hosted a variety of fund-raisers over the past four months in order to make the Fall 2003 Kids Helping Kids Schools Campaign - which benefits Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh - the most successful ever.

Between September and December 2003, students from more than 55 schools in western Pennsylvania helped raise more than $87,000 for the Free Care Fund at Children’s. The Free Care Fund ensures that all Children’s Hospital patients receive the medical care they need regardless of their family’s ability to pay. In the Fall 2002 Schools Campaign, more than 50 schools participated and were able to raise almost $80,000.

“Western Pennsylvania schools have been raising money for Children’s for more than 30 years, and the Schools Campaign has become a popular fund-raising tradition for students,” said Jill Daly, events specialist for Children’s Hospital of Pittsburgh Foundation. “This Fall we had our most successful campaign ever thanks to the generosity and hard work of students, teachers and administrators from around the region.”

Here are the top 10 fund-raising schools:



Avonworth Junior/Senior High School, Avonworth
Butler Intermediate High School, Butler
Peters Township High School, McMurray
Laurel Junior/Senior High School, New Castle
Freeport Area Senior High School, Freeport
Carlow Campus School, Pittsburgh
Center High School, Monaca
Derry Area Middle School, Derry
Carroll Middle School, Monongahela
Avonworth Elementary School, Avonworth


Children’s Schools Campaign is held every fall and spring. Among the fund-raisers students have participated in this fall and in past campaigns are: penny wars (where classrooms collect spare change for points, with a prize going to the winning grade or classroom), carnivals, auctions, bake sales and the sale of Children’s merchandise.

Marc Lukasiak, 412-692-5016,
Melanie Finnigan, 412-692-5016,

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February 19, 2008
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February 19, 2008