Herkimer Elementary is donating more than $800 to the 2019 Ride for Missing Children, held June 7.
The funds were raised through the school’s “Pennies for Posters” campaign, which encouraged students to bring in donations of small change. Through a partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children’s Mohawk Valley Regional Office, those pennies will be used to create posters to help find and identify missing children across the nation.
In addition to the donations from students and their families, teachers and staff at Herkimer Elementary donated money during a “Dress Down Day,” where donations were collected from those who wore casual clothes.
“This worthy cause is so important for so many people out there,” Principal Renee Vogt said.
The annual ride, which got its start in the Mohawk Valley, has become the largest annual fundraiser for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.