Fall and winter are very busy times at Penrose Academy, with lots of events, and lots of giving. For those who don’t know, Phoenix Children’s Hospital is our charity of choice and holds a special place in our owner’s hearts.
Burt and Jill Kohlers oldest son was born at 26 weeks, weighed 2 pounds 1 ounce and had to be in the NICU for just over 3 months… the love and support they received from everyone at PCH who took care of their son is something they are extremely grateful for and they go above and beyond to show that appreciation.
We raise money all year long with weekly $5 jean days, but also with larger events such as Wander+Wonder, and our “Cut, Wax, Zap” event. At each of these events, all of the proceeds go to PCH.
In December we do our biggest event which is, adopt a family. We gather toys, and clothes, and donations, for a special family that has a baby that is currently in the NICU or has spent time in the NICU. They come to one of our assemblies and are showered with gifts and goodies for the whole family. It’s an emotional time here at Penrose Academy, but it’s so rewarding to see how happy and thankful the family is after going through such a hard time.
Our next upcoming charitable event is Wander + Wonder on October 15th! It features a live model showcase and runway with makeup, hair and nails, created and presented by Penrose Academy students. Come join us for a night of fun and be on the look out for more events to follow!