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12 Feb

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.

Thomas R. Grove Middle School Gears Up for March for Babies!

Thomas R. Grover Middle School gears up for March for Babies!

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?

17 Mar
Check out our March for Babies Tools for Youth

Check out our March for Babies Tools for Youth

Did you know that in 2010 school teams raised more than $3 million, the top school district raised more than $130,000, and the #1 Youth walker raised more than $70,000?


Are you a youth volunteer looking for fundraising ideas for March for Babies? Do you want your child to get even more involved with March for Babies and March of Dimes, in general?


The March for Babies Youth Toolkit is a great resource for all youth volunteers interested in participating in March for Babies. Find out how to start your March for Babies team, recruit walkers, host fundraisers and have fun while helping babies this spring!


Get your school and your friends involved. Learn how to host your very own “Club March of Dimes” at your local roller skating rink! Find out how to raise $300 in eight simple steps! Most importantly, discover how important your dedication and support is for all babies!


Like the March of Dimes Team Youth on Facebook to receive updates and tips from the March of Dimes. Connect with youth volunteers and March of Dimes supporters, like you. Receive feedback and advice on your March for Babies goals for 2011 from the March of Dimes and fellow volunteers.


For more information and additional support, contact March of Dimes Team Youth at


What is your campus planning for March for Babies 2011?

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