COLDWATER, MI (WTVB) - Almost a half million pennies are going a long way to helping to two local non-profit organizations and one family battling high medical bills, thanks to student at the Branch Area Careers Center. The students annual Penny Drive collected $4,809 dollars, with checks for $1,603 each given to the Branch Area Food Pantry, Teen Share, and the Meagan White family. White is a student at Quincy High School has been battling leukemia.
The top class for collecting pennies again this year was Environmental and Agricultural Sciences, collecting over $2,300. In the 19 years the BACC students have been running the fundraiser, over $60,000 has been raised for various charities.