Published: August 22, 2014
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 7 with additional projects on October 28.
Who will participate in the service projects?
400+ 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
B.A.C.E Restmor Nursing Home
Morton Police Department Neighborhood House
Morton Fire Department Mission Mart
Community Harvest Food Bank Peoria Rescue Mission
Morton Elementary Schools Westwood Park
Children’s Home Timber Ridge Assisted Living Facility
Goodwill Salvation Army
Creekwood Apartments EP!C
Morton Bike Trail Oakwood Park
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.