Addis, along with his student advisory committee, are serving as Change Bandits for the 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon for Akron Children’s Hospital, which airs on WKDD 98.1 Feb. 9-11.
As a previous Change Bandit volunteer, Principle Addis sees the value in getting the students involved.
“I thought the Change Bandit program was a good idea to bring the school together to do something good for the community,” he said.
The committee will collect change from students and staff this week in the hopes of reaching their $500 goal. On Feb. 10, the students will be at the boy’s basketball game collecting pennies, nickels, dimes and quarters after the first quarter.
To encourage participation, the school is sending out “eBlasts” to reach parents. It also uses the online donation page. Next year, Principal Addis hopes the students will plan creative, unique events to collect the change.
On behalf of Akron Children’s Hospital, we want to thank Highland High School and the other participating schools for their support of the 2012 “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon!