Students at Thomas R. Grover Middle School Start Fundraising EarlyPosted by Volunteers
Students throughout the country are gearing up for March for Babies! From rallying their peers to register to walk to hosting events at school, youth volunteers are using their creativity to raise funds and awareness for the March of Dimes.
The March of Dimes Group at Thomas R. Grover Middle School (New Jersey) hit the ground running this year by using the recent cold weather to their advantage. The students organized and hosted a Hot Chocolate Fundraiser, selling hot drinks on cold days during all three of the school’s lunch period. In one week, the dedicated youth volunteers raised more than $340 for stronger, healthier babies!
Sanjana Thaper, 7th Grader and founder of the March of Dimes Group, is beyond proud of her fellow classmates and excited to host future events for the March of Dimes. In 2012, the group pioneered a Walk-A-Thon at school, raising more than $650 through donations and wristband sales and educating classmates and teachers about the March of Dimes. Sanjana strongly thanks her peers, advisors, and mentors for their support throughout the club’s progression, with a special thanks to Ms. Garner, Mercery County Community Director, stating that they wouldn’t have been successful without her guidance.
Way to go Thomas R. Grover Middle School!
Looking to host a fundraiser at your school? Check out the 2013
March for Babies Youth Captains Guide for detailed instructions and tips to
host a successful event.
Now let’s hear from you:
What events are you hosting to fundraise this year?
What groups (at school or in the community) are you working with to support stronger, healthier babies?