Preschool Celebrates Their Trike-a-Thon
The preschool of Temple Sha'arey Shalom, Springfield, celebrates their Trike-a-Thon, which was held on Wednesday, June 5. The children have spent the last few weeks learning about Tzedakah, the Hebrew word for charity. The Trike a Thon was held to benefit St. Jude's Children's Hospital, which sponsored the event and received $2289. Some families gave a flat rate, while others were more traditional and contributed per lap. On average each child made ten laps around the temple parking lot. In addition, the children raised money for four other charities, the Springfield police and fire departments, the Mt. Pleasant Animal Shelter and the Seeing Eye Dog Foundation. Teachers, staff, and families all pitched in to help! It was an amazing day. The children pedaled their hearts out for a great cause.