By J1 Reporter Moira Hale
Car washes, bake sales, contacting family and friends, walking door-to-door, and garage sales are some of the many ways that students at Marian fundraise for their annual Walk-A-Thon.
Sophomore Class Officer Annie Ellerbeck said she believes her class’ most effective way to raise money was their car wash. With the help of these group fundraisers, the students raised a total $131,623, surpassing their goal by $36,623.
There are many local group fundraisers such as food nights, car washes, bake sales, garage sales and lemonade stands that bring in money for Walk-A-Thon. However, for students who are unable to attend these fundraisers, there are still other ways to bring in money to benefit their class. Students can go door-to-door in their neighborhood requesting donations or can call their relatives, family and friends.
“Bake sales are another great opportunity for fundraising. They bring in large amounts of money for the class in a single day’s hard work,” said junior Megan Carter.
The bake sales require organization and commitment. The combined profit for the four bake sales totaled $2,979, with the freshmen bringing in the largest amount, $966. Many people do not know how big of an impact that fundraising makes, but the four grades brought more than $11,000 from their class’ group fundraising. Student fundraisers played a big role in helping the students reach their goal for the 2019 Walk-A-Thon.