Here at BHH, we are so fortunate to have many great schools and sports teams involved in our Students Bringing Hope program. Through a fulfilling service-learning environment, students are able to raise awareness and funds for local families with cancer all while learning to recognize their leadership ability, to understand and value empathy, and to act with initiative to lead change. Each school is special to us with each of their efforts being unique from the next. Check out five of our Unexpectedly Amazing school partners who each do something different!
WCU STOMPS Cancer
Halloween Costume 5K & Fun Walk
Each year, our BHH Chapter at West Chester University hosts their very own STOMP… Halloween style! Over 250 stompers come out to run, walk, and enjoy the afternoon with family and friends. Afterwards, stompers can enjoy a post-run party including a costume contest, bone marrow registry, individual and team awards, and a BHH family speaker!
Cabrini Women’s Lacrosse
Each year, Cabrini University’s Women’s Lacrosse Team hosts a charity game during which there are t-shirt and concession sales that benefit Bringing Hope Home and our families.
Fugett Middle School’s
Relay for HOPE
Fugett Middle School’s staff was looking to host a school-wide event designed to promote comradery, philanthropy and wellness, thus, Relay for HOPE was created! Relay for HOPE is the culmination of weeks of fundraising promoted by the FMS “Hope Squad.” This team of students help plan and promote fundraising, which includes a t-shirt design contest for the event t-shirt and a Pie a Teacher/Principal event. During the Relay for HOPE event, students walk the track, pie their teachers, participate in homeroom spirit competitions, and listen to a BHH family speaker’s inspiring story.
Parade of Pumpkins
The third grade class from Chesterbrook Academy in West Chester, PA hosts an annual Parade of Pumpkins. During the week leading up to the event, pumpkins are on sale at the school and can be purchased and brought home to carve and decorate. The pumpkins are then returned to the school and put on display at the parade. Not only are the students and their families able to walk through and see all of the scary and silly pumpkins, but there are also candy and food sales, Halloween decorations, and tons of costumes! All the money raised from the event is generously donated to BHH to help support our families.
Garnet Valley High School
9th Grade Class
Garnet Valley teacher, Mike Ricci, teaches a course titled High School 101 for their 9th grade class. The class has six sections. Bringing Hope Home comes to speak to each section of the class about our mission and inspires the students to get involved. Each section is paired with a BHH family to fundraise for, which makes their fundraising efforts meaningful as they are able to see the direct impact their efforts make. Each class comes up with different fundraising ideas that include bake sales, Krispy Kreme donut sales, and hot chocolate sales to support the families.
The students who are a part of this program definitely create Unexpected Amazingness for families with cancer, and BHH is so proud to work with such passionate and caring students!
Would you like to get your school involved? Visit the student section of our website and email MollyCallanan@BringingHopeHome.org to get started!