Kingston Elementary Raises Over $4K For American Heart Association During Gym Class
With a hop, skip and jump, Kingston Elementary School students raised over $4,000 for the American Heart Association during gym class this month as the school’s third-quarter service project.
Four times a year, the school works to raise money or resources, such as food or clothing, for charity organizations — this quarter tackling heart disease via the “Kids Heart Challenge,” a fundraising program through the American Heart Association that “prepares kids for success by supporting their physical and emotional well-being” in a fun and healthy way.
The money that’s raised benefits young people with “special hearts” who require surgery or treatment.
“Through Kids Heart Challenge, kids learn jump rope skills, how their heart works and raise money to help kids with special hearts,” according to the organization. “Kids have fun, learn how to stay healthy and make a difference in the lives of others!”
Stefanie Hill, principal at Kingston Elementary School, said the students work hard to benefit the community and lives of others.
“At KES we do a community service project each quarter, and we try to follow the district’s mission statement of ‘preparing students to excel and contribute to their community,’” Hill said. “For our first quarter project we collected items for Genoa Goodfellows’ raffle baskets, and during the second quarter we collected items for the local food pantry.”
This quarter’s project surely paid off — over $4,000 in funds were raised through the students’ physical activities such as jump roping, hopscotch, hula-hooping, races, a “Monster Ball” and more.
Check out some pictures and video from the day below, courtesy of Staci Hale!