#GetOutside with Friends School!
The SCFS “Get Outside” Challenge is a brand new event for our community. In honor of Earth Day, we invite friends to get out into the natural world - running, walking, hiking, biking - from Saturday, April 24 through Sunday, May 9. Participants will gather pledges, get outside, and log their miles to see how far we can go together. In light of ongoing pandemic conditions, this will take place in lieu of the Fun Fair, an event that traditionally offers a delightful day of games, snacks, activities, and live music for our school to enjoy together with folks from the wider State College community.
There are so many ways to take on this challenge: families can organize a weekend hike; individuals can plan to go on walks or jogs; a class can work together to set a goal for how many total miles they hope to go; parents can organize a walk, run, or scoot for their pod at a local park. We encourage all friends to choose their favorite way to get outside!
How can I participate?
As an extra-fun bonus, Chen’s Mongolian Buffet will be hosting a #FriendsAtChens weekend on May 8th and 9th, the final days of the “Get Outside” Challenge. All you have to do is place an order and identify that you are supporting SCFS, and our friends at Chen’s will donate a percentage of those profits to SCFS. This applies to take-out orders, too! All proceeds from these events will benefit the SCFS Scholarship Fund.
We hope that friends will feel led to participate, invite others to join in, get outside and go farther together. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out to Annie Boggess, Director of Development and Alumni Relations, at email@example.com.
If you would like to make a gift towards scholarships at Friends School but do not plan to participate in the “Get Outside” Challenge, friends are encouraged to make a donation to SCFS through Centre Gives on May 11 and 12. With the goal of supporting nonprofits throughout Centre County, the Centre Foundation has hosted this 36-hour online giving event for the past ten years. Centre Gives is an exciting opportunity for community members to amplify their impact and make Quaker education more accessible for all. Click here for more information about Centre Gives, and stay tuned for more details about how to leverage your gift to the SCFS Scholarship Fund.
Thank you for your support!
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