Tired of car washes, magazines, and wrapping paper fundraisers? The PPE (Parents Promoting Education) volunteer group at Milbank Elementary is taking fundraising from mild… to wild! It’s the students’ first ever Color Run, and it happens on September 15. Fundraising started yesterday!
What’s a Color Run? Kids come to school in an old white or light-colored t-shirt. Each class gets a turn to run the loop in front of the school and through the color zones. Each station is stocked with non-toxic colored powder that a volunteer tosses at the student’s torso as they pass by. Parents, grandparents, and guardians are encouraged to attend and see them in action.
Your student has already brought home a donation form and envelope to collect donations from friends and family. Fundraising concludes on September 9.
Organizer Brittney Granquist says, “Bonus prizes will be awarded to the top earners in each grade and to the top-earning class. However, students are not required to raise a certain dollar amount to participate in the Color Run. Every child with a signed permission slip is eligible for a turn.”
The Color Run is new. It’s fun. It builds confidence and camaraderie, creates cool shirts, and gets the kids outside. Your donation helps pay for the color and ultimately helps fund PPE projects at the school. Some of the projects include: field trips, the Artist in Residence program, Read Across America Week, Teacher Appreciation Week, Field Day, playground equipment, and so much more. Granquist says, “This year, PPE is also considering adding an outdoor library to the school.”
The Color Run is the PPE’s main fundraiser this year. Of course, it’s not your average fundraiser because Milbank Elementary is not your average school! Help make it a fun day for the younger kids during Homecoming 2022.
Want to help even more? Join PPE! Reach out to any existing member for more information or email email@example.com.