The Belle Hall Elementary (BHE) PTA has concluded their 4th Annual Color Blast Run fundraiser, collecting donations exceeding $80,000 over the course of a twelve-day campaign.
Each student is asked to raise a minimum of $100. Prizes and incentives on the student, class, and grade level are awarded based on total amounts raised. Students are gently blasted with colored powders during the Color Blast Run by PTA volunteers, while being cheered by hundreds of family members and friends. The run was held on Friday, November 2nd during school hours so each child could participate.
“Our Color Blast Run fundraising goal this year was $50,000, so to raise $80,062 is remarkable,” says April Coleman, BHE PTA Color Blast Run Coordinator. “We have the most generous families and community. And the students absolutely love this event!”
This grassroots event is organized and produced exclusively by parent volunteers. All proceeds go directly to Belle Hall Elementary to fund crucial staff positions, materials, and essential programs not covered by the Charleston County School District (CCSD). These additional resources supply teachers and students with the tools they need for the best education possible.
BHE’s Color Blast Run has been such a success that PTAs from across CCSD have reached out for guidance in coordinating their own similar programs.