Oakland Early College is at it again, taking the opportunity to bring students together in the interest of giving back to the community. For its second year, OEC is participating in Pasta for Pennies, a fundraising event that benefits the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society through its Pennies for Patients campaign. During this event, students are encouraged to donate any spare change they may have hidden away including pennies, nickels, dimes, and quarters. Donations are welcomed however big or small they may be. The money donated directly funds the research for a cure to blood cancer and helps provide services, as well as treatment, for patients in need. This fundraiser will be taking place the week of November 14 - November 22. Students who wish to donate may turn in their loose change to the boxes in the OEC office labeled “Pennies for Patients.” Thank you to all those who are able to donate, making a difference one penny at a time!