The 12th annual Mabry Elementary PTA Walk-A-Thon will be held on November 4th, 2023, from 9am-12pm. Join our students, families, staff, and faculty as we walk laps together for fun and fitness while we raise money for Mabry Elementary School.
What to expect at the 2023 Walk A Thon: *NEW THIS YEAR* A food truck alley and family sitting area to enjoy a quick bite to eat. Posies flower truck for fresh fall florals, 2 BOUNCE houses, a dunking bucket with Coach Broff, face painting, temporary tattoo artists, and much more!
Over 800+ in attendance and a lifetime of fun and memories!
Where does the money go? This year, we are raising money for campus improvements and technology enhancements at the school We hope to replace the Marquee sign, add landscaping, create a new space in the courtyard, shade for the outdoor cafeteria area for staff and children to enjoy, a new mural in the PreK yard and a whole new Morning Show refresh!
Fundraising GOAL & HIGHLIGHTS:
- This year's goal is to raise $100,000!
- Top Class wins a dessert party!
- Additional details to follow in Mabry Minute & website soon!
- Top 10 classes with the most money raised will earn recess equipment for their class!
- Family that raises the most money will receive a shoutout on the marquee!
Setting up your student's personalized fundraising page
We are so excited to be offering individual student fundraising pages this year for Walk-a-Thon. To activate your student's page, follow these steps:
1. Go to www.mabrypta.org and login to your account, create one if you haven't already!
2. In the top menu, double click on "My Account"
3. Your student's page should be listed under Fundraisers
4. Click on their name to personalize their page and start sharing it to friends and family!
5. It is important to have friends and family donate through your child's page for them to get credit.
6. Make sure your child's grade and teacher are updated in toolkit so your class gets credit!
Click here for a video walking you through how to get going with your child's page. For Membership Toolkit app users, you can personalize and share your student's page from your phone - just click on "My Account" to get started!
Remember to share your student's page far and wide - businesses may provide a corporate matching program for non-profit organizations. Or, if you know of a local business who would like to support Mabry with a business sponsorship, click here, or email firstname.lastname@example.org to drop off a check!
Every donation helps us fund the wonderful programs at Mabry!
Remember that donations are tax-deductible.
All donations are due by Wednesday, November 1st to ensure your prize level guarantee. If you donate after this date, there is no guarantee of prizes at level achieved. Submit donations online, to the Walk-a-Thon basket in the front office, or to your child’s homeroom teacher.
Join your community in celebrating our hard work on Saturday, November 4th, 2023 at the track. The event will be held rain or shine! Questions? Email email@example.com
FAQs & HIGHLIGHTS
What is the Walk-a-thon?
The Mabry PTA Walk-a-thon is a family oriented fundraiser. Our entire community pitches in- from local businesses to relatives living far away! On Saturday, November 4th, (9am- noon) students, families and Mabry staff come together at the Coleman track to walk and enjoy the festival-like environment. There will be activities for all ages- DJ, photo- booth, inflatables, face- painters and more!
How do students win a prize?
Raise as much money as you can! Ask family, friends and neighbors for donations and submit all no later than November 1st! Remember, for any cash donations, you must include a donation form or envelope that includes the name of the student that should receive credit for the donations in order for prizes to be allocated to the proper student. If we do not receive a form or envelope with the cash donation, we do not guarantee that the donation will be allocated properly. No form or envelope is required for online donations.
Do I have to walk a certain number of laps to raise money?
No! Ask your donors for a flat dollar amount based on the prize level you are trying to attain. Students earn prizes based on the $ amount raised, not laps walked.
There is an incentive for students to be active at the event! All students that walk at least 4 laps will earn a spirit stick at the event!
When and how is money collected for the Walk-a-thon?
Donations are being accepted now through November 1st! For your convenience, you can donate online. Or, if you prefer, turn in cash or check donations with a form or envelope with the student's name to the front office with walkathon, child and teacher name on envelope.
Checks should be made payable to Mabry Elementary PTA with "Walkathon" and child's name in the memo.
All donations are due by Wednesday, November 1st at 10pm to ensure your prize level guarantee. If you donate after this date, there is no guarantee of prizes at level achieved.
How do I volunteer to help?
We need lots of volunteers to help the day of the event and shifts are as short as 1 hour! Keep your eye on the Mabry Minute starting late September for a Signup Genius link for Walk-a-thon volunteers!
Where does the money go?
Mabry’s fundraising Goal is $100,000!
All funds raised will go toward funding our annual Mabry programs. Specifically, we are focusing on campus improvement and technology this year! Additional details to follow in Mabry Minute & website soon!
All questions can be directed to the Walk-a-thon committee at firstname.lastname@example.org