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Hudson -- Students, families and staff from Primrose School of Hudson demonstrated their commitment to giving back this week, raising $2,746 for local and national charities through a Spring Fling event. The funds raised were distributed between Wishes Can Happen, JDRF and the Primrose Children's Foundation, the non-profit organization of Primrose Schools° that supports national charitable partners like Save the Children.
"At Primrose, we're committed to teaching our students about helping others and giving without expectation," said Jana Massary, franchise owner at Primrose School of Hudson. "Our annual Spring Fling event is one way we do this. Not only are we able to give back to our wonderful community, but it also gives local families an opportunity to come together in a fun way."
The event was a carnival for families and friends to enjoy. Attending families enjoyed a variety of child friendly carnival games, spaghetti dinner and art auction. Gift baskets donated by local businesses and families were raffled.
Proceeds donated to Wishes Can Happen will be used to grant the wishes of local children - ages 3 through 21 with life-threatening medical conditions. Each wish has a life-changing impact for everyone involved. Since 1983, Wishes Can Happen has granted over 1,000 local wishes.
Funds donated to JDRF will be used to accelerate life-changing breakthroughs to cure, prevent and treat T1D and its complications. To accomplish this, JDRF has invested nearly $2 billion in research funding since our inception. JDRF is an organization built on a grassroots model of people connecting in their local communities, collaborating regionally for efficiency and broader fundraising impact and uniting on a national stage to pool resources, passion and energy.
Funding raised for the Primrose Children's Foundation will be used to support Save the Children, the world's top independent charity for children in need and national partner of Primrose Schools. The organization has robust and impactful programs in the United States, such as child sponsorship and emergency preparedness, that provide children living in poverty with the skills and resources they need to succeed in school and in life.
For more information, visit www.PrimroseSchools.com.