2022 Hillcrest Walkathon - Fundraising Update
Sun, May 1 6:30pm

Dear Hillcrest Community,

Almost there!  We are excited to update everyone on the 2022 Hillcrest Walkathon results so far… As of today, we have raised $71k towards our $80k goal – THANK  YOU! In addition to having a blast on April 23rd, we raised critical funds for our students and school.

There’s still time to donate.  We continue to collect donations and hope to reach our $80k goal soon. If you are interested, financially able, and have yet to donate, below are payment options.  We ask that donations be submitted by this Friday, May 6

  1. Drop a check off in the Walkathon envelope in the front office. Please make checks payable to Hillcrest PTA. Checks can also be mailed to:
    Hillcrest Walkathon - attn: Tracy Hwang
    30 Marguerite Rd.
    Oakland, CA  94618
  1. Donate by credit card by clicking HERE. Select “General Donation”. 

Corporate Match programs – Many employers will match charitable donations made by their employees. If you know of an incoming corporate match from your employer, please email walkathon@hillcrestpta.org so we can be on the lookout as well as include the matching funds in our Walkathon totals. 

Why is the Walkathon goal $80k? Is there guidance on how much to donate?  Projections show that the Hillcrest PTA will spend ~$1,500 per student at Hillcrest this school year. In order to fully cover this school year's expenses, we need to raise $80k during this fundraiser. We know that each family’s ability to give is different, so we encourage everyone to participate at a level they are comfortable with that will allow all of our children to thrive at Hillcrest. Here is a suggested guideline:

 

  • We want to crush the fundraising goal and raise as much as possible: $225+ per kid
  • We’d like to raise enough to support the Walkathon goal for our kid(s): $225 per kid
  • We’re ready to support however we can: $ Choose your amount

 

When will the student and class contest winners be announced (e.g., most sponsors, most laps, 50-lap club)?  Contest winners will be announced during May 9th's Monday Morning Circle and Hillcrest News (YP). 

Continue the fun!  Are you interested in getting more involved with the Hillcrest PTA?  We are looking for next year’s Walkathon event chair (or co-chairs)! The majority of lead volunteers for next year’s Walkathon have been identified, and we’re looking for someone who can lead the crew and event. If you are interested, please email Sheraz Shere (sshere@gmail.com) for more information. It’s a fun way to immerse yourself in the community and make a lasting impact on the school. 

Thank you,
Neda Burapavong
2022 Hillcrest Walkathon Chair