Making Change at Our Lady of Pompei

This may have been the first year that the students at Our Lady of Pompei were involved with Free The Children, but they didn’t let that stop them from being amazing change-makers! In only two weeks they collected enough pennies to fill 13 bags for the We Create Change campaign, raising a total of $325 for clean water programs in Sierra Leone.

“The students at Our Lady of Pompei were eager to share and give to others who need help, whether it was donating pennies for clean water or bringing in non-perishable food items,” said Soula Papamichelakis, the educator working with the students. “Getting involved with campaigns as such brings inner peace to those who help others as well. It feels good to help.”

The students at Our Lady of Pompei aren’t just collecting pennies, they’re also holding dress-down days at the end of each month this year, and will be hosting another penny drive at the end of the school year this spring!


Join us as We Create Change and bring clean water to 100,000 people. Order your penny bag at