It takes a village

I realized just how truly important parent involvement is in the kids’ school. After being a part of the fundraising event from beginning to end I’ve been able to see the crazy amount of effort and time that people selflessly give to pull off school events. If it weren’t for the parents who volunteer their time every single day then a lot of things just wouldn’t be possible. These parent volunteers get stuff done! They take charge and make s#*! happen! It’s actually quite impressive!

With that said, my kids had their big fundraising event today, Paws on the Path Walk-a-Thon. The kids are able to walk or run 25 laps for a total of 2.1 miles. The kids ask family, neighbors, friends to support them by making a flat donation or a per lap pledge. There are many sponsors who donate prizes, drinks, food, etc…Virtually, it’s an entire community coming together for a great cause. And I must say, this fundraising event beats having to sell crap from those AWFUL magazines (you know, the ones where it’s like $10 for a wrapping paper roll…) This fundraiser promotes exercise and good health. It also teaches the kids that being healthy can also be fun…AND you can raise money doing it! Anyways…every school in America should do this! We wanted to raise at least $20K and we have far exceeded our goal and it’s absolutely humbling to me. Seeing all the kids in their t-shirts today, running, laughing, having a great time was just awesome (and I mean awesome in every sense of the word).
I couldn’t help but write about today. My week was pretty stressful and today’s events did something good for my soul. So, I wanted to share just a handful of pictures I took!
Again, have a wonderful weekend!

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