YONKERS, N.Y. – Yonkers' Paideia School 15 raised more than $10,000 during its first Annual Walk for American Red Cross to fund the organization’s efforts to provide relief in the wake of recent natural disasters.
Each class walked carrying banners representing different causes for which the American Red Cross has contributed to. Families of the students also gathered at the walk-a-thon. After the event, participants were treated to a carnival with food, games and prizes. Meanwhile, a blood drive aimed at adults aged 18 and older was held at the school’s gymnasium.
“The success of the Paideia 15 Walk for American Red Cross is truly a testament to the generous nature that permeates the district,” said Board President Dr. Nader J. Sayegh in a press release. “Thank you to all the students, staff and families who raised money for, or lent support to, this worthwhile event.”
Superintendent of Schools Michael Yazurlo also praised the students’ efforts.
“Our schools strive to instill within students compassion and respect for others within the community,” Yazurlo said in a press release. “The outpouring of support for the American Red Cross exemplifies how Paideia 15 has cultivated an empathetic spirit by empowering students to embrace their own ability to make a difference.”
Yonkers Mayor Mike Spano presented Paideia School 15 with the City’s School of the Month Award on May 29.