Casa di Mir Students Raise $7.2K to End Youth Homelessness

Casa di Mir students ran, jogged and walked during the annual Jog-a-thon fundraiser for a local charity. This year, they selected StandUp for Kids-Silicon Valley as the gift recipient.

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Contact: Diane Dunning

 

Casa di Mir Montessori School Students Raise $7.2K to End Youth Homelessness

CAMPBELL, CA, May 22, 2018 – Casa di Mir Montessori School preschool through 8th grade students recently held a jog-a-thon fundraiser at the Campbell Community Center track and raised $7,200 for StandUp for Kids–Silicon Valley, a non-profit organization that works to end local youth homelessness.

In a ceremony on Friday, May 18, the school gave a check for the amount to StandUp for Kids–Silicon Valley director of program support, Jeannette Weedermann.

Each year, students select a local charity to support through the jog-a-thon. To raise the funds, they secure monetary commitments from individual donors for each lap they complete. This year, they walked, jogged and ran 2,064 laps, or 516 miles.

Wanda Whitehead, Casa di Mir founder and head of school, said, “The students really made a difference for the organization and the people they serve.”

The annual fundraiser was part of Casa di Mir’s peace education curriculum, which daily teaches students peaceful conflict resolution and empathy as it builds character. Established in 1989, Casa di Mir offers authentic Montessori programs for preschool through 8th grade students. Casa di Mir is a small, independent, 501c(3) non-profit  school (tax I.D. #77-0280511) located in Campbell, CA. It serves 156 students. For more information, visit www.casadimir.org.

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StandUp for Kids-Silicon Valley representatives cheered on Casa’s preschool through middle school students who completed lap after lap to help end youth homelessness.

 

The annual jog-a-thon is among a number of community support activities Casa di Mir students participate in as part of the school’s peace education curriculum.

 

Casa students completed 2,064 laps at the CCC track and raised $7,200 for StandUp for Kids-Silicon Valley. They presented a check to the organization May 18.

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