Fox Chapel Area School District students streamed their 31st annual telethon on December 23, 2020, and raised more than $16,400. This year’s total brings the money raised by Fox Chapel Area students and staff to more than $918,383 over the last 31 years for various local and regional charities.
The telethon was fully virtual and raised money for the Sharpsburg Community Library. The 2020 telethon included a retrospective in celebration of the 31st year and featured alumni and a special look back at the last 30 years of the traditional annual event. It also 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 website at https://secure.givelively.org//donate/community-library-association/sharpsburg-community-library/fcasd-telethon.
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. The telethon was streamed on the Swift Fox Media YouTube Channel and can be watched any time at https://youtu.be/d24rjWnlTwM.
The Sharpsburg Community Library is a branch of the Cooper-Siegel Community Library offering a full range of library services: computers for public use; new fiction; non-fiction; DVDs and books on CD; programs for adults, including art classes and book groups; and programs for children including story times, chess club, and STEAM programs.
Fundraising, which was done virtually, included a fox ornament sale, a virtual 5K, basket raffles, and a Zoup! restaurant fundraiser.