Giving Blueday 2021, the University of Michigan’s 24-hour celebration of giving, was a big success for Project Healthy Schools this year. The event was held on March 10th; this year, PHS was promised a match of up to $10,000 if at least 50 separate donors chose to give to the program. Supporters of PHS came through with 54 separate donations, securing over $11,900 total to support programming in middle schools across the state.
To meet this goal, the PHS team worked hard to spread the word, asking friends, families, and contacts to help support the cause. Even in such challenging times, the generosity of PHS partners helped secure content to promote the program’s impact. Several school staffers from around the state as well as UM faculty recorded testimonials to use on the day, all of which can be found here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dOyfbjDdmFg&t=2s.
Thank you to everyone who has supported PHS in the past and continues to support us as we move into this new “normalized” world. Children are our future, and we strive to continue providing the very best school environments and resources that cultivate an appreciation for healthy lifestyles.