Community boosts Thrive by Five Campaign on Giving Day

Thanks to 26 local early learning heroes, 17 local businesses and more than 500 donors, Thrive by Five Giving Day raised more than $119,000 for early learning in Monroe County, exceeding the day’s goal! Our early learning heroes also lived up to their titles by raising more than $70,000 through the peer-to-peer fundraising blitz on April 25.

On Giving Day, corporate partners received an “Eat Like A Kid” lunch kit & Jellyfish Craft Kit to share with their offices. A discerning panel of pre-K kids evaluated jellyfish created by Giving Day partner businesses. Congratulations to the winner IU Riley Physicians Clarizz. Pre-K kids joined the fun, too, with early learning project kits delivered to local classrooms.

Thank you to the Giving Day partners, heroes, and donors who stepped up to ensure that all Monroe County kids thrive by age five. As a result, the Thrive by Five Campaign has raised more than $720,000 towards its $1 million goal for early learning initiatives. Thank you also to the Lewis Family for establishing the Lewis Fund for Early Childhood Education with their lead campaign gift. Interested in supporting the campaign, Donate Now!

View the Thrive by Five Superhero Leaderboard to see how much each hero raised on Giving Day.