Elementary students raise $40,000 for Norton Children’s Hospital

North Harrison Elementary School students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital — the most the school has raised in more than 30 years of fundraisers.

The Ramsey, Indiana, students raised $41,179.46 for Norton Children’s Hospital beat their previous fundraising record of $39,543.53 in 2019. The effort skipped 2020 due to COVID-19 restrictions.

The students raise funds over a three-week period each spring, collecting pledges that end with a walkathon. School staff also paid to wear jeans to work.

The more than 250 students who participated in fundraising activities celebrated with a day at Louisville Slugger Field, with a ballpark hot dog lunch and ice cream, inflatable obstacle course, playground time and special art projects.

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Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation funds provide grants for hospital improvements, medical technology and patient resources. HelpNortonChildrens.com

Top 2022 fundraisers:

  • Top family fundraisers — $3,412: The Schencks (Jeffrey, fifth grade; Nick and Noah, third grade; and Luke, first grade)
  • Second-place family fundraisers — $1,260: The Firsts (Emily, fourth grade; and Eli, third grade)
  • Top individual fundraiser — $1,309: Brion Jameson, first grade
  • Second-place individual fundraiser — $1,066.60: Aiden Franklin, first grade

Students have raised funds in conjunction with the group TWIGS of Norton Children’s Hospital since 1989. To date, North Harrison Elementary School students have raised $556,466.27 for Norton Children’s Hospital, making them the top fundraisers by school.

The TWIGS organization runs  gift shops at Norton Women’s & Children’s and Norton Audubon hospitals, and facilitates the North Harrison Elementary School fundraising events. The group’s name stands for Together With Important Goals Shared.

If you know a school interested in raising funds for Norton Children’s Hospital, call the Norton Children’s Hospital Foundation at (502) 629-8060.