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Miles of Pennies: Benefitting FDCSD Schools One Penny at a Time

April 5, 2021

April 5, 2021, Fort Dodge, IA-  A penny might not mean a lot to one person’s bank account, but for the Fort Dodge Community School District pennies will lead to new educational resources. Miles of Pennies, an annual school fundraising campaign, has proven just how far a penny can go.

This year Miles of Pennies will run from April 6- April 16. Miles of Pennies challenges students and staff at each school to collect loose change in order to meet their fundraising goal. Each school building keeps 100 percent of their funds raised, and will receive a $100 bonus from the Fort Dodge Community Schools Foundation if they reach their goal. Building administrators indicate what the funds will support. 

School             Goal                To Be Used For

Butler              $1500              Graphic novels and multicultural chapter books

Cooper            $1000              Playground basketball hoop

Duncombe       $1000              Books

Feelhaver        $1000              Makerspace and recess play equipment

Riverside         $350                STEM materials and activities

FDMS             $2000              5th to 6th grade transition events

Many of the schools have daily/weekly events and activities such as dress up days, bring a snack or treat day, etc. that students can bring a donation to participate in. Anyone wishing to contribute can drop donations off at the Central Office. 

Scrounge up loose car change, empty out pockets, and look under couch cushions because together, pennies can positively impact Fort Dodge schools!  

The mission of the Fort Dodge Community School District is to provide quality learning experiences and build relationships that develop productive citizens ready for their futures.  For more information about the Fort Dodge Community Schools visit or call 515.576.1161.  Our Schools. Our Community. Our Pride.


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