Giving & Growing Together

The JRCS Walk-a-thon is an annual, student-driven fundraiser and our largest, school-wide student fundraising event of the year.


The annual JRCS  Walk-a-Thon will be held on Thursday, October 8th during the school day.

Our goal this year is to raise $8,000. All the monies raised during this fundraiser go directly back to each student’s classroom to help fund field trips, activities, supplies, and classroom needs. All monies raised by staff will go to support staff appreciation, training, and team building. This fundraiser is especially crucial to our school this year as we are unable to accept supply and food donations or practice many of our normal fundraising efforts due to COVID-19 restrictions.

All students in grades 1st-8th will participate in this year’s walk-a-thon (regardless of pledges). Each student will receive a 2020 Walk-a-Thon t-shit and walk with their class (physically distanced from other classes) during their scheduled time of day.


Students ask people to be “sponsors”. You may consider asking friends, family, neighbors, business associates, local businesses, and others in the community who want to support your child and Juniper Ridge Community School. Sponsors will donate a single, fixed amount ($10, $25, $100) and not an amount based on laps or minutes walked. No pledge is too small!

Online: This year, we are excited to streamline the Walk-a-Thon fundraiser by going online and using a great platform called Walkstarter. You will be able to create pledge pages for your child(ren) and you will be able to reach out to friends and family by email, Facebook, and Twitter, instead of going door-to-door, tracking commitments, and handling checks. For more information on setting up your online pledge pages (in can be done in just a few minutes!) please scroll down.

In Person: Students can collect money and record pledge amount and the Donor’s name on the Pledge Form. Checks can be written to Juniper Ridge Community School. Students should turn pledge forms and money into their classroom by Thursday, October 8.

All donations (online and in-person) are tax deductible. The school’s Tax ID is 45-518556.


Online donations are a super-easy way for your family to raise money for the Walk-a-Thon. No going door-to-door, no long phone calls to extended family members. Just set up your child’s pledge page and then just sit back and watch the donations come in.

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Fundraising is the gentle art of teaching the joy of giving. – Hank Rosso

Juniper Ridge Community School

615 Community Lane

Grand Junction, CO 81506

(970) 986-8219

Juniper Ridge Community School is a proud member of the Alliance for Public Waldorf Education.