Published: August 18, 2016
We are excited for another Help-a-thon at MJHS. It is our hope that this Help-a-thon will not just raise funds for MJHS but more importantly give students an oppurtunity to serve in the community and grow as individuals.
What is it?
The MJHS Help-a-thon is similar to a walk-a-thon; however, instead of collecting pledges to walk, students will seek donors to sponsor their involvement in a service project within our community.
When is it?
The Help-a-thon Community Day will be October 4 (rain date -October 5)
Additional projects on will be on October 25 for students who collect at least $200.
Who will participate in the service projects?
450+ MJHS students and staff members will participate in a service project.
What organizations will benefit from the students’ volunteerism?
Midwest Food Bank Restmor Nursing Home
Morton Library Timber Ridge Assisted Living
Downtown Morton Villas of Holly Brook
Morton Police Department Morton Community Foundation
Morton Fire Department Children’s Hospital
Community Harvest Food Bank Rescue Mission
Morton Elementary Schools Crittenton Center
Peoria Goodwill Camp Tapawingo
Mission Mart Children’s Home
Creekwood Apartments EP!C
TCRC Tazewell Animal Protective Soc.
Central Illinois Riding Therapy Peoria Dream Center
Rake Leaves and Wash Windows for Community Neighbors
Who benefits from the donations raised?
This fundraiser is for the Morton Junior High School PTO. The money will be used for various projects around the school including: funding for additional school fieldtrips, track sweat suits, an electronic answering system for Scholastic Bowl, a volleyball net, and art supplies.
In addition, 10% of all proceeds raised by the Help-a-thon will be donated to charities including:
American Heart Association
Morton Helping Hands fund, a Component Fund of the Morton Community Foundation
Can anyone donate?
Yes. If someone would like to make a donation to the MJHS PTO Help-a-thon, please make a check payable to MJHS PTO and mail to MJHS at 225 E. Jackson Street. Donations are tax-deductible.