Purple Pinkie Day

Purple Pinkie Day
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Purple Pinkie Day: Donate a dollar, save a life. On Wednesday October 23, your child can donate a dollar at lunch in the Hale lunchroom, which goes to vaccinate children in countries around the world. Rotary International is working to eliminate polio, and we are down to three countries. Purple Pinkie Day is a fundraiser where families in the US give $1 to pay for inoculating kids in developing countries. Those kids have their pinkies marked purple to show they have received the medicine, so US children who donate also get their fingers painted. Best of all, the donations will be matched 2 for 1 by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation so your money will go even farther. This was a big success in the Nashoba schools last year, raising over $2000. 100% of the donated money goes to the inoculation campaign. Kids are encouraged to wear purple to get into the spirit.