All those pennies, nickels, dimes, quarters and dollar bills donated Tuesday in the Kids Day fundraiser to benefit Valley Children’s Hospital are adding up to big bucks: As of Thursday afternoon, the tally stood at $605,000, and there’s more cash yet to count, hospital spokeswoman Zara Arboleda said.
“I’m hoping we hit goal tomorrow,” she said. This year’s goal is $625,000.
Kids Day is an annual fundraiser sponsored by The Fresno Bee and ABC30 to benefit the Madera County hospital. This year marked the 30th anniversary of Kids Day.
Last year the hospital set a record for donations of $600,000.