Contact: Diane Dunning
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.