Frequently Asked Questions
What is the Wacky
Walk? The Wacky Walk is our big Spring fundraiser event! It is a
Walk-a-thon in which students raise money by collecting donations for walking
in the event. We strive for 100% participation and 100% fun!
Why are we doing a
Walk-a-Thon? It is about investing in the future of our students, our
school, and the community. The event will help us be active, promote
stewardship, kindness and teamwork.
What is the overall
goal? The School Development Committee has set an overall goal of
raising $20,000. If every student raises $50, we will easily hit this goal.
Some will raise more, and some will raise less, and that’s okay! The deadline
to turn in the funds & envelopes is Wednesday, May 3rd. Personal
fundraising websites will be online until Monday, May 8.
What are we raising money
for? All money raised will go to purchase new computers for each of our teachers
as well as helping to fund the renovation project for the Parish Center / Gym
bathrooms, along with the tuition assistance program for families in need.
How does my child
participate? Students will ask family and friends for donations in to support
their participation in the Wacky Walk. Students will receive an envelope for
collecting donations and an example pitch to give an idea of how to ask for
donations. Donations can also be made online through Greater Giving which can
be accessed with this link,https://htlenexa.ejoinme.org/2017WackyWalk
How do I set up a personal
family fundraising website? Go to this website https://htlenexa.ejoinme.org/2017WackyWalk and sign up your
child(ren.) There is a tutorial page for setting up your personal page. Then
you can send the link to friends, family, co-workers and ask them to donate or
post on Facebook. All donations are tax deductible.
Do I have to use the envelope
or can I just fundraising through my personal website? You can use one or the other,
or both! If you do use the envelope please collect cash and write a check to
Holy Trinity School for the total amount or have donors make checks out to HTS.
Is there a cost associated
with using the personal fundraising page? The service is part of
the Greater Giving software the parish uses. There is a small credit card
service fee per transaction, that is usually under 3%. If you want to make sure
that the school gets the most money possible then encourage your donors to
write a check made out to Holy Trinity School.
What is the Wacky Walk going
to entail? The event starts May 5th at 12:30, during the school day. We are
partnering with Lakeview Village and there are three walking routes throughout
the Lakeview campus. Students are in teams of about 20 students and are led by
a teacher and two eighth graders. Teams will walk the route together. There are
water and snack stations along the way. After the walk, prizes will be given.
Every student will receive a t-shirt in thanks to our amazing sponsors.
What about safety? We encourage kids to only ask
friends and people they know for donations, so that they don’t feel the need to
approach strangers. We encourage children to have a guardian with them when
requesting donations in person. Or just use your personnel website and send
that to family and friends!
How can I help? Help spread the word by
sending out an email to family and, posting on Facebook, etc. We also would
LOVE any volunteers who can help with the event. Come walk with your kids, help
pass out water or take photos. We want to make the event as fun as possible for
everyone and welcome any and all ideas.
What do students wear? Students wear their Wacky
Walk t-shirt but they can embellish their outfits with hats, wigs, unmatched
socks, sunglasses, etc. They are encouraged to dress Wacky to add to the fun of
Will donators get thanked and
are their donations tax-deductible? Yes, absolutely!
All contributors to the Wacky Walk will be thanked as long as they fill in
their email and address. All donations are tax deductible. People who donate
via your online website will automatically receive a receipt to their email
More questions? Contact
Rich King (913) 948-0072 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Natasha O’Donnell (913)-827-7760 or email@example.com
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