Students Donate $6,500 to Magic Penny

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Students from Harborfields High School’s Global Justice club presented a check in the amount of $6,500 to the Magic Penny, an organization founded by former Harborfields High School music teacher Lucy Sumner. The Magic Penny provides financial support for educational programs in Sierra Leone, West Africa.

Members of the Global Justice club raised money through their annual concert held in late March. In addition, HHS senior and club member Iman Lee donated money to the cause, as a result of her being recognized with the Violet Richardson Award. This award honors young women who make a difference in their communities through volunteer service. For this, Iman received $500 to go toward a charity of her choice; she decided to donate it as part of the school’s contribution to the Magic Penny.

Global Justice club members, led by their adviser Michelle DaSilva, presented the check to Ms. Sumner in early June. During her visit to the school, Ms. Sumner shared photos with the students of her most recent trip to Sierra Leone and the students who will be helped by the club’s donations.

For more information about the Magic Penny, visit www.themagicpenny.org.