Pennies for Patients drive underway

Students at Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School are collecting “Pennies for Patients” during April to benefit the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society. According to its website, Leukemia & Lymphoma Society (LLS) is the world’s largest nonprofit health organization dedicated to finding cures for blood cancers. “Our Pennies for Patients program helps raise money to fund research for …

Chemo Bag drive a success for second year

Donations from Herkimer Elementary School families were among those packaged during a Chemo Comfort Bag drive on March 31 in Little Falls. Read more: “Volunteers donate, load bags for chemo comfort bag project.” Herkimer Elementary students, staff, parents and community members donated personal care items for the effort, which assembles “comfort bags” to be given …

Elementary school food drive underway

Students at Herkimer Elementary School have been issued a challenge: Bring in one can of food each to donate to a local food bank. It may not sound like much — but, as pre-kindergarten teacher Deb Schoff explained, all those little donations add up to make a big difference. Schoff said the school has participated …

High school honors heart attack survivor with fundraiser

This weekend, Herkimer Jr./Sr. High School nurse Mary Ellen Clark will join nearly 10,000 people at America’s Greatest Heart Run & Walk at Utica College, marking the 20th year of central New York’s premier fundraiser for the American Heart Association. Clark’s race bib for the three-mile walk will display the image of a heart with …

Donations sought to help area cancer patients

Area residents can help out local cancer patients this month by dropping off donations of warm socks, blankets, books and other items at Herkimer Elementary School. The school is joining in a community-wide effort to help those receiving treatment for cancer by participating in the Chemo/Radiation Comfort Bag Drive during January. The drive will continue elsewhere …

Giving goes both ways at Herkimer Elementary

Donations from the United Way of the Valley and Greater Utica Area are keeping kids at Herkimer Elementary School a little warmer this year. Read more: Frankfort, Herkimer among United Way Spread the Warmth recipients The school is the grateful recipient of brand-new winter coats, hats and gloves in various sizes. School Social Worker Kathy …