WILTON—On Friday, November 8 at 12:45 pm, Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy will hold its Fall Walk-A-Thon. This is one of the school’s major fundraising events of the year, but it will also benefit the community. Ten percent of all funds raised in the walk-a-thon will be donated to local area food banks (Norwalk and Wilton).
Students and faculty will walk a designated route on the school and adjacent church property. Each grade will choose a canonized saint to remember and honor in their walk. “The saints will be our inspiration for the walk,” said school Principal Stanley Steele. “The walk-a-thon is a perfect opportunity for our students to see what ‘service above self’ really means. We work hard to instill the notion of giving back to the community and helping those in need, as the saints did. And we’ll have a little fun in the process, too.”
In addition to working on class projects to showcase their spirit and support for the event, students have garnered pledges of support from family, friends and neighbors. Businesses and individuals interested in supporting walk-a-thon participants are also welcome to make donations and may contact the school. The deadline for walk-a-thon donations is November 8, 2019.
The Fall Walk-A-Thon will take place at Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy, 225 Danbury Road, Wilton, Conn.
About Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy
Our Lady of Fatima Catholic Academy is co-educational, National Blue Ribbon School offering a Pre-Kindergarten 3 through grade 8 education model. The Academy’s personalized approach to Learning blends classroom and small group instruction with technology to provide learning that is fluid and flexible based on the ability of the student. Multi-age, child-centered classrooms offer continuous learning. OLFCA’s faith-based environment nurtures the whole child and emphasizes strong moral values and respect for self and others. The Academy is located at 225 Danbury Road, Wilton CT 06897.