At Hillwood, we have a walk-a-thon to raise money for improvements throughout the school. (Over last summer, the bathrooms were renovated.) Miss Caine started the walk-a-thon last year, and she is again leading the way with fundraiser this year. Miss Caine also helps with the kids at the end of the day, during after-school activities. When we need her, she is here to help.
For the walk-a-thon, all the Hillwood kids and teachers walk 20 minutes to Crissy Field. After enjoying the park, we then walk back to the school, which takes 20 minutes. After the walk, we have a BBQ at Hillwood, which is just a nice time to hang out and enjoy each other's compony.
The money we raise gets saved up in a bank account, and the Grantzes talk with the teachers and parents about what other improvements might be made at the school each year.
Last year, the Hillwood kids raised more than $3,000, and this year, we are hoping to raise over $5,000! Each student usually raises their money, from family and friends, in $25 amounts.