WHAT is the Walkathon?
BPY’s Annual Walkathon is a fun, end-of-year celebration for the entire BPY community that combines important messages about community, tzedakah, mitzvot, health and incredible school spirit. Families walk together to raise money for BPY’s Annual Campaign. Other event activities include kids races, parent races, face-painting, balloons, food & more. Everyone gets a free event t-shirt and has the opportunity to win great prizes for reaching different fundraising levels. The walkathon itself is a FREE event and EVERYONE is invited!
WHY does BPY hold a Walkathon?
BPY is more than just a school, we are a community and a family. What better way to celebrate the culmination of an incredible year of learning & friendship than by joining together to support our school.
The walkathon benefit BPY’s Annual Campaign which provides essential support for all aspects of our school’s operations, including curricular enhancements, learning support, professional development, investments in technology, and our scholarship fund. Philanthropic support of BPY is essential to the continued success of our exceptional programming and represents an investment in the future of our community. The Walkathon is also an educational vehicle to show our children the importance of community support for educational institutions.
WHEN is the Walkathon?
The event will be held on Sunday, June 12 from 9:00am-11:30am. The “Walkathon season” will officially kick off with our in-school launch this week.
WHERE is the Walkathon?
The Walkathon will be held at the Frisch Track 120 West Century Road Paramus NJ 07652. The fundraising leading up to the Walkathon can be found HERE
The success of the Walkathon depends on the enthusiastic participation of every BPY family. All school families are invited and encouraged to put up a fundraising page HERE. Set your fundraising goal and customize your page with your own message or story, your own picture, or even your own video. Get as creative as you can! Feel free to get a head start and set up your page today!
My page is up, what next?
Share the link to your page with family members, friends, and colleagues and ask for their support for this cause that is important to you. A key message of the Walkathon is that each of us (supporting community and responsibility) can do our own small part & together we can have a BIG impact in ensuring the accessibility of a BPY education for every member of our school community.
Are there other ways to raise funds for the Walkathon?
YES! Here are some additional ways families can help raise funds:
1) Special Events - In past years, many families have also created their own events or programs to raise funds. The great thing about these projects is seeing how kids have gotten involved. For example, BPY families have held car washes, lemonade stands, cookie sales, challah sales, exercise classes, and more – all to show their love for our school and to raise money for our Annual Campaign through the walkathon. Simply add the proceeds from your event(s) to your walkathon page. You can also announce your fundraising event in the Divre Yosef
2) Sponsorship – Any BPY family can become a corporate sponsor for the event. Sponsorship's you secure can be credited to your page. You can find information regarding corporate sponsorship HERE. You can also become a family sponsor for a donation of $360 or more to the Annual Campaign. Your family sponsorship donation can be added to your own page or spread among different pages.
3) Make your own donation(s) – Many BPY families use the walkathon as an opportunity to show their appreciation and support for one another and for members of our staff. You can make your own donation on your own page or make donations on other family’s pages and include your own messages of support or gratitude.
What if I need help or have a question?
Just ask! If you need help setting up a page or have any questions about the event, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Watch your email for official launch information coming soon. We can’t wait to see you at the walkathon on June 12th!