It’s time to get into Spring! The Emily Shane Foundation, founded by Ellen and Michel Shane to honor their late daughter’s legacy via their Successful Educational Achievement Program, announced the foundation’s annual April fundraiser, which is ongoing through the end of the month.
The event, “Get Active in April,” presents the opportunity for everyone to sign up to commit to an activity of their choosing, set an individual fundraising goal and if desired, an activity goal. Anyone can join in and solicit sponsors to reach their goals by participating. There is no fee to register or participate. More information can be found at bit.ly/esfgetactive.
Instead of sitting to watch a presented virtual event, the foundation felt that it would be ideal to welcome spring with a movement-based fundraiser that provides all participants maximum flexibility and plenty of time to participate.
An online silent auction will be held alongside the event. It is open for preview at bit.ly/esfauction. Bidding will be active starting 9 a.m. on April 16, and will end at 11:59 p.m. on April 30.
Examples of activities for the fundraiser include running, walking, swimming, dancing, lifting weights, cycling, rowing and more. Everyone is encouraged to take part, from joining an online fitness class in the comfort of their own home to going for a walk, people can get active in whichever way suits them. If preferred, they can encourage others to safely join them, depending on the activity. To participate, simply sign up online. Once this is done, the participant will receive a unique link to solicit sponsorships throughout the month. During the month, the foundation welcomes photos of participants as they get active for SEA. These should be submitted to email@example.com, posted on all participants’ social media platforms and shared on the event’s Facebook page. The individuals achieving the three highest dollar amounts raised will merit recognition and prizes.
The Emily Shane Foundation’s flagship SEA Program provides individualized, intensive academic tutoring and mentorship to struggling, disadvantaged middle school students in the mainstream classroom, who have no other recourse. SEA students are those who risk “falling through the cracks” and who could not otherwise afford this much needed after-school support. SEA has operated since the spring of 2012 and has served close to 800 children to date in Los Angeles and Ventura Counties. Online learning has greatly magnified the need for their work. All funds raised by the Get Active in April campaign will directly support the SEA program.
For information and to participate, visit emilyshane.org.
This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.