Fort worth, texas
The fifth annual Westcliff Elementary Walkathon was a huge success raising $23,000, which surpassed its previous year’s record of $14,500. This year’s event was a bit different than years past in that the students were raising money not only for their school, but for children across Tarrant County. In an effort to “Leave a Lasting Footprint”, 5% of the net proceeds raised by the students and their families was donated to the Tarrant County Alliance for Children. Westcliff Elementary presented a check for $900.00 to Alliance for Children to be used to protect Tarrant County children from abuse through teamed investigations, healing services and community education. Westcliff Wranglers know that no matter how small we are or how little we have, we all can impact the lives of others.
The remaining proceeds were used to purchase two computer carts, each filled with 30 Chrome Books, which are used as mobile computer labs for the classrooms. In addition to purchasing the computer carts, the current and past PTA fundraising provides for educational software for the students, extra books for the library, supplies for the classroom, stipends for teachers, academic awards and recognition, playground improvements, teacher appreciation, garden learning center improvements, student clubs, Science Night, Literacy Night, and campus beautification – and more!
The students had a four-week period to collect donations from neighbors, relatives, and businesses. There were different incentive for students to bring in money for the fundraiser. Among the incentives were an exclusive Westcliff Wrangler string backpack, one week of free dress, celebration party at Foster Park, TCU Baseball Game tickets, and classroom popsicle parties. During the Walkathon, all 570 students, their teachers along with numerous family, friends and neighbors walk a planned one mile route around the school which concludes with a healthy snack and celebration ceremony for all participants.