Collecting coins for a diabetes cure Montessori children bring in $4000 for diabetes group

North Bend Montessori students recently helped raise more than $4,000 to help research a cure for diabetes.

  • Tuesday, May 6, 2008 4:37pm
  • News

North Bend Montessori students

North Bend Montessori students recently helped raise more than $4,000 to help research a cure for diabetes.

Every year, for the past 10 years, North Bend Montessori school has celebrated the 100th day of school by performing a community service project. This year the recipient for this activity was The Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. Two goals were set, the first to collect 100 pounds of coins. The second was for each of the six classrooms to raise $100 by “Walking for a Cure” for 100 minutes. Local merchants, including Scott’s Dairy Freeze, Blimpie, Sawdust, Chocolate Factory, Twede’s, Another Hair Place, Alpine Chiropractic, Rocko’s, North Bend Shell and Mount Si Shell helped with the task by placing collection jars in their businesses.

A whopping 155 pounds of coins, totaling $1425.81, was collected. Students walked for 100 minutes and quickly surpassed their $100 goal by bringing in $2881.73.

All money raised went towards “Team Hailee’s Hope” for former North Bend resident Hailee Elmer. The grand total of $4307.54 was presented to JDRF representative Brad Benson.

School staff sent out a “big thank you” to all who helped North Bend Montessori make a difference in the search for a diabetes cure.

More in News

Football coaches butt heads: Mount Si and Mount Vernon coaches display unsportsmanlike behaviors

Both school districts are investigating the behavior of their coaches following state playoff game.

Peter Gabryjelski and other fourth-grade students from Ms. Cuddihy’s class welcome veterans as they enter the Snoqualmie Elementary Veterans Day assembly on Nov. 9. Madison Miller/staff photo
Snoqualmie Elementary fourth graders honor veterans with assembly

Ms. Cuddihy’s fourth graders host a Veterans Day breakfast and assembly for the 10th year.

Sallal announced that they made repairs to the vandalized water tank on Nov. 3. They finished test results and lifted the no drink order on Nov. 10. Photo courtesy of Sallal Water Association
No drink order lifted on North Bend homes

Locals in 82 homes were ordered to not drink their tap water for about 10 days.

Snoqualmie Casino staff members surround a gaming table in the new private gaming room at Snoqualmie Casino. Photo courtesy of Tarah Smigun
Snoqualmie Casino gets private gaming room

The addition is the final casino upgrade of 2018.

Snoqualmie Council approves Salish expansion project master plan application

The Salish Lodge and Spa Expansion project has passed another milestone on the path to construction.

King County considers how to invest in Snoqualmie River flood infrastructure

County representatives met in North Bend to talk with residents about an investment plan.

Veteran’s, Josh Harris and Asa Palagi start security company in early 2018 called Cascadia Global Security. Photo courtesy of CGS.
Two veterans launch private security company

Asa Palagi and Josh Harris start Cascadia Global Security to provide personalized security

North Bend completes full renovation of NE 12th Street

North Bend has completed a long time priority project, the improvement of NE 12th Street.

Sallal announced that they made repairs to the vandalized water tank on Nov. 3. They are still awaiting test results before lifting the no drink order. Photo courtesy of Sallal Water Association
Police interview teen in connection to water tower vandalism

The affected North Bend Homes are still under a no drink order as Sallal runs further tests.

Most Read