Re-2 students raise almost $10,000 for Make-A-Wish Colorado
Students around the Garfield Re-2 School District participated in a student-led Wish Week to fundraise for Make-A-Wish Colorado, featuring Asher, a 7- year-old wish kid from
New Castle who was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Asher is in second grade at Kathryn Senor Elementary School, a feeder school for Coal Ridge High School. Asher’s wish to go to Walt Disney World Resorts was granted in 2022. Asher, his family, and his entire second-grade class participated in an all-school assembly Coal Ridge High School on Thursday.
Districtwide fundraising efforts for this week-long event lead by the Coal Ridge High School student council topped $9,800. Several schools participated in “Hat Day,”- paying a small fee to be able to wear a hat to school, and Coal Ridge students had a variety of events based on how much money they raised including a teacher dance off, the Girl's Basketball team being “pied” with whipped cream, the Boy's Basketball team being “silly stringed,” Teacher Christian Batson being slimed, and Athletic Director Ben Kirk having a bucket of ice poured over his head.
Make-A-Wish Colorado’s student-led fundraising program, Kids For Wish Kids allows students to gain exposure to philanthropy and learn valuable leadership skills while raising funds to grant more wishes for Colorado children with critical illnesses. The “Wish Week” was planned and managed entirely by the students, with guidance from the Coal Ridge Student Council advisors.