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Education

“Move Your Feet” initiative raises funds, awareness for Catholic education

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Want to show your support for Catholic education? Then you need to move your feet.

And you can do just that during the Catholic Education Foundation’s upcoming "Move Your Feet to Give a Child a Seat!" campaign, set for Friday, Oct. 19.

During the annual event, 15,000 students from nearly all Diocese of Joliet schools are joined by faculty, staff and families to highlight awareness about enrollment in area Catholic schools. Students also raise money for new student scholarships by walking loops around their schools.

All monies collected go directly to educate a child in need. No contribution is too big or too small.

Wondering what type of impact those dollars can make? The Move Your Feet event has funded more than 150 new student scholarships since its implementation in 2014.

One student from Joliet Catholic Academy is especially grateful for that financial assistance: “Thank you so much for letting me learn and grow in my Catholic faith. This grant will enable me to begin my educational and spiritual paths at JCA, and for that opportunity I am grateful.”

And a single mother of five children, three newly-enrolled in a Catholic school, had this to say about the financial help her family is receiving: “I am enthusiastic and positive. My children and I are close and my older two kids in college also help financially. We are a tight family. I would like to mention that I am entering the nursing program in the fall and greatly appreciate the assistance I receive from the foundation. Thank you.”

“The ‘Move Your Feet’ event is the brain-child of Mrs. Eileen Healy, a former CEF board member,’ according to Joe Langenderfer, CEF executive officer.

The Catholic Education Foundation began in 1996 to help provide the financial means for needy students to attend elementary and secondary Catholic schools throughout the Diocese of Joliet.

Partner with them by lacing up your sneakers and marching in unity to support Catholic education.

Catholic Education Foundation : 815.221.6127 : 16555 Weber Road, Crest Hill, IL 60403: http://cefjoliet.org/move-your-feet