Many schools rely on fundraising events to increase the resources that enable them to provide cutting-edge programs, devices, and other materials. At St. Joan of Arc Catholic School in Lisle, the Color Walk fundraiser is the students' favorite event of the year.
"The purpose of SJA's Color Walk is to raise money for programs and new curriculum materials for the school; past events have enabled us to offer a Robotics class, for example," said Michelle Picchione, Vice Principal of St. Joan of Arc. "It's the only fundraiser at our school that is 'driven' by the students. They register, collect donations, and then participate in the walk."
SJA's 4th annual Color Walk will take place Friday, September 28th, at 1:00 pm on the school's campus. Participants will include students from preschool through eighth grade.
"The Color Walk takes place around the perimeter of the church and school, and is hosted by parent volunteers," Picchione explained. "The students are not timed, so there's no pressure to hurry. They really enjoy the afternoon; each student wears a white t-shirt and walks the perimeter of the campus with their friends and classmates, while getting showered with colored powder at the color stations. At the end of the walk, the students get to enjoy a dance party. The teachers like the opportunity to have this type of fun with the students."
This colorful Walk-a-thon offers lots of good vibes for students, parents, and SJA staff all afternoon. "Not only does the event raise money for the school's programs and materials, it also builds community," added Picchione. "Students and their families donate their time and effort to their school during this fun family event, and they create wonderful memories while raising funds." For more information about St. Joan of Arc's Color Walk on September 28th, or to donate, please contact:
Pre-K through 8th grade
820 Division Street, Lisle, IL