Point Fermin Day Fundraiser
On Saturday, July 23rd Hearts Respond along with Freedom4U had the amazing opportunity to sponsor Point Fermin Day, an event to benefit Point Fermin Elementary and aid funding to continue enriching students' experiences at school.
During the event, friends, families and sponsors gathered at Point Fermin Park to enjoy live R&B, Pop, Latin, Rock, Mariachi and Folk music performed by local bands and musicians. The energy in the air was incredible, with families dancing and singing around the park. The kids had a great time splashing around with water guns and water balloon tosses, as others sat to have their faces painted, caricatures drawn of them, and enjoy other weekend activities. Through the help of our sponsors and attendees' generous donations, we were able to raise $12,000 to improve the educational campus environment.
Jennie Wong, the principal of the school, will be using this money to upgrade the playground-
“We’re trying to create a space for students to really enjoy time on the yard,” Wong said. “Where they have multiple opportunities to work together in cooperative groups and to have a place to play and learn from one another.”
We here at Hearts Respond are so excited to help future generations of kids enjoy playing outside at school, and can't wait for another opportunity to continue to give back to the community! In the future, Dr. Greg Allen- our founder- hopes to create another fundraiser for other elementary schools in the Harbor area. To read more about this event, feel free to read this fantastic article by Hunter Chase!