District Telethon Raises More than $43,500!!!!
Fox Chapel Area School District students held their 29th annual telethon Friday, December 21, 2018, and raised more than $43,500! This year’s total brings the money raised by Fox Chapel Area students and staff to more than $849,500 over the last 29 years for various local and regional charities.
The telethon raised money for Make-A-Wish® Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia and involved students and staff from all six schools in the Fox Chapel Area School District (Fairview, Hartwood, Kerr, and O’Hara elementaries; Dorseyville Middle School; and Fox Chapel Area High School). The public may still make donations to the telethon through the Make-A-Wish website at http://site.wish.org/goto/foxchapelschools.
The telethon was coordinated by the Fox Chapel Area High School Student Government and the digital media production students of the high school who plan and produce the event. It was available in high definition and was streamed live on the Swift Fox Media YouTube channel. The telethon can be viewed at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aGSG0sUJAbo.
Make-A-Wish is a nonprofit organization dedicated to fulfilling the wishes of children between the ages of 2½ and 18 who are living with critical illnesses. Make-A-Wish Greater Pennsylvania and West Virginia has served nearly 19,000 children in 57 Pennsylvania counties and the state of West Virginia in its 35-year history.
The fundraising for Make-A-Wish this year and last year was a return to the telethon’s roots as Make-A-Wish was the Fox Chapel Area High School Telethon’s first charity in 1990.