Fundraising Fun; Racing for Wishes

0
740

At the beginning of the school year, Shaffer Elementary challenged all of it's students to make a difference by May 1, 2012.  The staff handed out green sheets of paper with a $1 bill stap

At the beginning of the school year, Shaffer Elementary challenged all of it's students to make a difference by May 1, 2012.  The staff handed out green sheets of paper with a $1 bill stapled to it.  Each student could do whatever they wanted to with their dollar, but it had to help someone or make a difference.  I accepted, along with my brother and two friends, to help make a difference.

 

I gathered my two friends, Morgan McKinney and Sophia Miller, to help me raise money for the Make a Wish Foundation. We put together our total of three dollars and bought three packages of colorful pencils.  Next we hand-made tags for every one that read, 'Make a Wish Come True' on it.  We went door to door selling the pencils and asking for donations about a week later. We raised $68.25 from door to door donations.

 

Our plan was to raise as much money as we could, and then hand it over to the Make a Wish Foundation at the Cookie Chase, a race for wishes, that was held on April 14.  However, before the race began, we had to have preparations.  We started a running and walking team online, and raised $129 from online donations and participants.  We called our team the Cookie Monsters, and all of the participants were ready to race in the Cookie Chase!

 

On the date of the race, we gathered our team and me and my friends handed over all of the money we had earned and raised.  The grand total was $238.25, because of door to door earnings, online donations, and my brother Grant's money that he had earned by holding a Wii tournament and raising $41 to combine with our money for his project.

 

In the run, all of us got medals and my uncle Drew even got a trophy for the 5k run (all of the other Cookie Monsters ran the Family Fun Run).  We all had a great time… especially because of the cookies afterwards!  I would definitely recommend this fun run to any young or old families out there, and while your at it do some fundraising for the Make a Wish Foundation!  If you would like to learn more information about this foundation and what it does, go to the National Make a Wish Website.  Hope to see your donations make a difference, just like all of the Shaffer Elementary students trying so hard to right now!