Zumba fundraiser for Planting Pencils

Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba raised $500 for Planting Pencils, an organization dedicated to world-wide education. From left: Zing Fit Zumba instructors Jen Gilmore, Maura Migliore, and Paula Jacobs pose with Planting Pencils founder Ishaan Patel, Aashiyana Patel, and owner of Zing Fitness Felice Danielson. Back, Dr. Alkesh Patel and Dr. Alpa Patel. For more infomation or to donate visit www.PlantingPencils.org.

Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba raised $500 for Planting Pencils, an organization dedicated to world-wide education. From left: Zing Fit Zumba instructors Jen Gilmore, Maura Migliore, and Paula Jacobs pose with Planting Pencils founder Ishaan Patel, Aashiyana Patel, and owner of Zing Fitness Felice Danielson. Back, Dr. Alkesh Patel and Dr. Alpa Patel. 

More than 40 Zumba fans helped Kennedy Middle School and Zing Fit Zumba raise $500 for the educational charity Planting Pencils on Tuesday, Feb, 2 in Plantsville. Planting Pencils is the new non-profit organization started by 13-year-old Ishaan Patel of Southington that is dedicated to improving access to education for underserved children around the world.

“We are extremely grateful to everyone who participated and especially to Emily Dickson and Michelle Cozzalino from Kennedy School who helped coordinate the fundraiser,” Patel said in a press release.

100 percent of the proceeds from the event benefited the charity and will be used to purchase classroom tools that students need in order to receive a quality education.

Planting Pencils is a nonprofit educational organization dedicated to raising awareness and collecting school supplies to improve access to education in underserved parts of the world. For more infomation or to donate visit www.PlantingPencils.org.

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