Kindness Parade Held At Queen’s Grant Community School

Spirited Greeters at Kindness Parade.
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MINT HILL, NC – On Saturday November 7, the Queen’s Grant Community School held a festive event promoted as “Raise Craze” to celebrate raising $47,000 for the schools annual fundraiser. The event was a unique way for schools, teams, and groups to raise money while spreading kindness in their communities.

Principal, Krista Tolchin dressed as a clown.
Principal, Krista Tolchin dressed as a clown.

The event was a drive-thru with students, siblings and family members in each vehicle that participated. Each student received a goodie bag filled with lots of treats from the Parent Teacher Initiative (PTI) and corporate sponsors. There were balloons, music, smiles, some dancing, and best of all Principal Krista Tolchin was dressed as a clown who greeted and took photos with many students who sat in their vehicles.



The occasion was also promoted as a food drive to help families in our area who may need assistance. Many vehicles showed up with bags of groceries which will go to good use. All the food donations will go to the school’s Thanksgiving Food Drive.

First Greeters!
First Greeters.

“Our vision is to prepare, inspire, and nurture our young scholars,” says Tolchin.  “Our fundraiser goal was $42,000.  We exceeded our expectations, and the fundraiser inspired our students to spread special kindness.”

The event was organized by the PTI led by President Julie White and Lead Coordinator Donna Celentano, who did a great job organizing and delivering a successful fundraising event for the school, along with a fun-filled parade. “This effort took a lot of community support and involvement, and we are proud of our accomplishment,” said Donna Celentano.

Parade of cars.
Parade of cars.

Queen’s Grant Community School is a Charter School serving a diverse group of students in grades K-8. It is placed in the top 30% of all schools in North Carolina in overall test scores in math and reading proficiency.

Volunteers enjoying the event.
Volunteers enjoying the event.
Kids enjoying the event.
Kids enjoying the event.
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