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Greenville school ditches catalog sales for healthier fund-raising alternative
Greenville school ditches catalog sales for healthier fund-raising alternative

GREENVILLE, Mich.—A Greenville school is ditching the catalog sales again this year for a fundraiser that’ll keep students active.

The second annual Baldwin Heights Walk-A-Thon is Saturday, October 5.  Principal Michael Walsh says the fundraiser has a lot of benefits- it promotes health and wellness and the school gets all of the proceeds instead of paying a portion toward catalog items some families will never use. Walsh says last year, Baldwin Heights Elementary raised $19,000 during its inaugural Walk-A-Thon.  That was nearly double what the school made the previous year through year-round catalog sales.

Baldwin Heights Elementary is the only school in the district that does not rely on catalog sales to raise funds. 

The Walk-A-Thon runs from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on the track outside Greenville High School.  There will be music, snacks and drinks.  If you would like to donate, contact Walks by emailing walshm@greenville.k12.mi.us or calling (616) 225-100 ext 8583.