Albion elementary students, staff raise $1,500 for Knights-Kaderli

Posted 10 June 2024 at 11:51 am

Photo and press release from Albion Central School

ALBION – Students from Ronald L. Sodoma Elementary School have joined forces in an inspiring campaign for Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund.

On May 30, elementary students and staff collected $1,500.23 to donate to the Knights-Kaderli Memorial Fund to help cancer patients and their families with the costs of medical bills, food, transportation, and living expenses.

In addition, the elementary Student Leadership Council made and donated twenty lap sized blankets that will be added to patient-care bags given by Knights Kaderli.

Melissa Knights Bertrand came to visit the students, accept the donation, and talk about the importance of continuing the efforts of the memorial fund. The event not only served as a means to raise funds but also provided valuable lessons in empathy, teamwork, and community service for the young participants. Students learned about the importance of giving back and the impact that their collective efforts can have on the lives of others.

All of the funds donated to Knights-Kaderli go to patients and families affected by cancer within Orleans County.

The annual initiative at the elementary school, organized by the school’s Student Leadership Council, has not only showcased their philanthropic spirit but also their commitment to making a positive difference in the world.

Throughout the month of March, students diligently collected spare change from family, friends, and staff. Their efforts were fueled by a desire to help those in Orleans County battling cancer and to honor loved ones affected by the disease.

“We are incredibly proud of our students for their enthusiasm and dedication,” said Angela Conway, elementary school principal. “Our students have demonstrated that even the smallest contributions can make a significant difference. Their empathy and generosity have truly shone through during this campaign.”