Frequently Asked Questions
What is Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is a runathon/walkathon. Families are asked to consider making a significant donation and/or to solicit pledges from friends, neighbors and family members to support their running or walking and help the school. On the day of the event, preschool through 8th grade students run/walk laps. The event kicked-off at the Lion’s Leap Pep Rally.
What is the minimum family donation?
The required minimum contribution is
- $250 per family with 2 or more children in grades K-8
- $150 per family with one child in grades K-8
- $100 per preschool student.
Families are encouraged to meet this commitment by soliciting support from family members, friends, co-workers and neighbors.
Do we have to ask family and friends for donations?
While families are encouraged to solicit outside support, this is NOT required. Please make your most generous donation possible today!
Why is participation in this fundraiser a requirement?
Proceeds from Lion’s Leap are established as a line item in the school budget and are critical to meeting school expenses each year. These funds support important educational expenses from technology to new textbooks, offering ongoing teacher education, and underwriting special programs like the Collins Writing Program. Each family’s participation is important to reach our goal.
How can we promote Lion’s Leap to others in our family or community?
Each student received a donation envelope with details about Lion's Leap. The envelope has a place to record donations. Donations for Lion’s Leap can also be made on-line by clicking Donate Now. You can also seek pledges by copying this link and pasting it into an email to family and friends allowing them to donate on-line. For a sample email click here.
Why are students expected to make a personal donation to Lion’s Leap?
Lion’s Leap is the student fundraiser, a way for the children to contribute to their school while having fun with their classmates. Student contributions are collected in jars in their classrooms, and classrooms compete to see who can fill the most jars. Having your child donate his or her personal funds from a piggy bank or allowance is a wonderful lesson in stewardship.
Who runs Lion’s Leap?
Volunteers, with the assistance of the development office staff, run Lion’s Leap. All parents are invited to participate and enjoy this fun day by volunteering during the race.