FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) Fort Wayne Community Schools 8th annual Kids Caring and Sharing fundraiser event for Riley Children’s Foundation continued this week. The fundraiser started with a Sock Hop at Harris Elementary School earlier in February.
The Sock Hop is one of several events taking place this month to raise funds for Riley. All FWCS schools are raising money for the organization throughout February, which is American Heart Month. Each year, FWCS sets a goal of being a Miracle Cooperation, which means each school raises $1 for every student in the building. In 2014, the district raised $34,516. Nearly every school was able to reach Miracle School status and for its efforts FWCS was named a Riley Corporation.
“There are kids at every building that are currently receiving treatment at Riley or maybe have been there in the past or have a sibling that has been treated there or maybe when they were a child they were treated at Riley,” Krista Stockman, Fort Wayne Community School spokesperson said. “It’s an organization that is close to a lot of our families.”
Anyone who would like to donate to the Kids Caring and Sharing campaign can drop off donations at any FWCS building, including the Grile Administrative Center on South Clinton Street.