Educators Frequently Asked Questions
What is an Honored Hero? Honored Heroes are local student survivors of leukemia, lymphoma or myeloma. They make the Pennies program more personal and unite the school for a common cause.
Can we donate more than just pennies? YES! Nickels, dimes, quarters, bills and checks (made payable to LLS) are gratefully accepted.
Can we give our donations directly to a local family? Funds that are raised on behalf of LLS cannot be earmarked for a particular patient. Patients can apply for our Co-Pay Assistance Program, which can reimburse families for expenses related to treatment or insurance costs. In addition, funds raised by more than 27,000 schools assist in serving patients, as well as funding innovative research worldwide to find cures.
Where does the money go? Donations go to fund blood cancer research and patient services. Click here for more information.
Who should checks be made out to? Checks should be made payable to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society or LLS.
How do we turn in our money? Talk to your school's program coordinator to find out how your school is processing donations.
What can my class win? Please see the list of your program's prizes and incentives, and check with your school's program coordinator to find out what your school has chosen to offer.
What are these little boxes for? Elementary and middle schools receive boxes for each classroom and individual boxes for each student. The individual boxes allow the students to "take home" the Pennies for Patients program or Olive Garden Pasta For Pennies program to their families, and provide an easy way to carry change back to school. Please note that the individual boxes are not intended for door-to-door collections.