Pennies for Protectors

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Pennies for Protectors

Pennies for Protectors is an annual fundraising event organized by elementary school kids from Hayden Meadows Elementary School. Guided by the teaching leadership of Kristen Childers, each year they collect spare change to donate to first responders within their local community with a donation to Kootenai County Police and Fire Memorial Foundation. This year we are pleased to announce that the children raised $340.68 dollars. We are so proud and grateful to these little extraordinary human beings for their efforts, enthusiasm and demonstrated commitment to the community they live within.

To date children from Hayden Meadows Elementary have raised $5,600. The actions that these children demonstrate are a testament to future generations and citizens of Kootenai County who will continue to demonstrate and embody the values and ethics of giving back and getting involved in the communities which nurture this kind of exemplary conduct.

Thank you Hayden Meadows Elementary and Kristen Childers for fostering a spirit of generosity in our young people.


Pennies for Protectors


Each year a group of Kootenai County community members gather together to show their support and raise funds for their local first responders.  While this community may be modest in age and stature, their efforts, enthusiasm, love and support for their community stands tall. Evidence of their incredible contributions is the annual Pennies for Protectors fundraiser organized and hosted by Hayden Meadows Elementary School. 
Each year since 2006, children from Hayden Meadows Elementary have raised funds for KootenaI County Police and Fire Memorial Foundation. To date the funds they have raised total over $5,300. This year they raised and donated $589.73.  We are grateful to them for hard work as they are testament to the future generations of Kootenai County’s local ethic of giving back and getting involved in the communities we are part of. 
Please join us in thanking Hayden Meadows Elementary and their students for the tremendous job they have done bringing our community closer together with their valuable contributions this year and year’s past. 


Pennies for Protectors

Hayden Meadows Elementary School. First Responders Pennies for Protectors fundraiser Awesome Job! Raised $737.69 Woot Hoot!