Morton Junior High Help-a-thon
Published: August 25, 2015
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 6th with additional projects on October 27th. Students will collect pledges from August 26th to September 15th.
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 Illinois Air National Guard
Morton Library Children’s Hospital
Downtown Morton CIRT
Villas of Holly Brook Restmor Nursing Home
Morton Police Department TCRC
Morton Fire Department Mission Mart
Community Harvest Food Bank Peoria Rescue Mission
Morton Elementary Schools Girl Scouts – Camp Tapawingo Children’s Home Timber Ridge Facility
Goodwill Salvation Army
Creekwood Apartments EP!C
Morton Park District Crittenton Center
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: a class set of TI-Nspire calculators and response system for math, a finish line stand and tent for track, PE equipment, additional chairs for wrestling meets, props/materials for the musical, 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.