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The Skip-a-Thon fundraiser will take place from 1-3 p.m. on April 27 after the Kohl's "Go Green" Event
MOOSEHEART, April 26 - Through the past week, piles of mulch have been deposited all over Mooseheart’s campus in anticipation of Saturday’s Kohl’s “Go Green” event, which takes place tomorrow, Saturday, April 27, from 9 to noon.
This is the fourth straight year the event has been hosted by Mooseheart. Just over 500 Kohl’s employees are anticipated to come to spread mulch, prune trees and perform other tasks to help clean and beautify Mooseheart’s campus—working alongside Mooseheart students in the process.
A year ago, Kohl’s presented a check in excess of $65,000 to Moose Charities in conjunction with the “Go Green” event. This year’s event is expected to raise significantly more money.
When the “Go Green” Event concludes, a “Skip-a-Thon” will take place from 1-3 p.m. in the Mooseheart Fieldhouse. Open to children age 5-14, the Skip-a-Thon” is a fundraiser to support the ongoing Mooseheart School Renovation Fund. Mooseheart and Moose Charities are in the process of raising $10 million to renovate and expand the campus’s 1954 school building to make it a viable educational setting for 21st century students.
Since its founding, Mooseheart has operated a complete, accredited kindergarten-through-high-school academic program, plus art, music, vocational training and interscholastic sports. It is an extremely nurturing and student-tailored program, with an average student-teacher ratio of 12-1.
Mooseheart students who complete their studies with a 3.0 GPA or better (4.0=A) are eligible for up to five years of annually renewable scholarship funding, covering tuition, room and board in an amount comparable to that required for an in-state student at an Illinois public university.
Mooseheart is currently home to roughly 210 students, ranging in age from preschoolers to high school seniors. Applications for admission to Mooseheart are considered from any family whose children are, for whatever reason, lacking a stable home environment. Mooseheart boasts its own U.S. Post Office and a fully functioning branch of Fifth Third Bank.
In addition to Mooseheart, Moose International also supports Moosehaven, a 70-acre retirement community near Jacksonville, FL founded in 1922; and conducts more than $70 million worth of community service programs annually.