Fun Run Coming Up! How to Raise Money

Hi Peirce!

We are excited to share that, while the district has decided not to hold a Color Day, Peirce’s annual Fun Run will still happen at each grade-level family social event in June!  For those new to the community, Peirce has an annual Fun Run during which children run laps around the field in a “marathon” to raise money for a special cause.  Traditionally, the student who raises the most money gets to throw a pie in Mr. Chitty’s face…but now there will be two pies up for grabs!  In addition to the Fun Run, we will hold a raffle and both the top fundraiser and the raffle winner will get to throw a pie in Mr. Chitty’s face!  (Thank you, Mr. Chitty!) 

This year, in recognition and support of the many families in our community who have been affected by the COVID crisis in India, all funds raised through the Fun Run and raffle will support Vibha, a nonprofit organization helping to purchase and distribute oxygen concentrators and PPE kits in India. Vibha is also in the process of planning vaccination clinics.  Vibha’s work is typically geared towards serving underprivileged children and they are currently using their Indian network to distribute needed equipment and reach communities in need.  To learn more about Vibha’s efforts, please visit  

To support this effort:

  • Work with your children to ask family and friends to sponsor their participation in the Fun Run with a donation. Sponsors can donate per lap or a set amount. 
  • Purchase raffle tickets at drop-off and pick-up during June.

Our fundraising goal is $5,000! We know it sounds like a lot, but we have done it before! We’re hoping each student can raise a minimum of $25, but every little bit helps. 

Attached to this note is a Fun Run Pledge Form.  Please make sure that your child documents all donations – cash, check, or electronic payment – using this form.  This will ensure they will get credit for funds raised.  (In-person students will also receive a hard copy form from their teachers so please keep an eye on home/school folders.)  

Once your pledges are collected, ask your child to put their pledged donations (cash and checks made payable to the Peirce PTO) and pledge form in an envelope labeled with their name.  Envelopes can be dropped off with Mrs. Carey in the front office. We can also accept electronic payments (using Venmo, Zelle, or PayPal) as long as the contribution is documented on the pledge form.

All donations must be received on/by Tuesday, June 15. We will announce the final amount raised once tallied and send all proceeds directly to Vibha.

Please email Jordana Bluestein ( or Pam Sarian ( with any questions about the Fun Run, or Prachi Samudra  ( about Vibha. 

Thanks in advance for your support — we can do this!

Ways To Donate:

  • Cash:     place in labeled envelope with pledge form
  • Check:         made out to Peirce PTO and placed in labeled envelope with pledge form
  • Venmo:        to @Peirce-Treasurer
  • Zelle:            pay to
  • PayPal:        to

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