Second Annual “Move your Feet to Give a Child a Seat”


In October of 2013 the Catholic Education Foundation embarked upon a campaign called “Move your Feet to Give a Child a Seat,” which was developed to raise funds and awareness to the empty classroom seats within our diocesan schools.

Grammar school families, staff and students walked a loop around their schools, on the same day, to raise awareness of the more than 4,000 empty classroom seats.  Many of the participating schools also raised funds to help families in need provide their children with the opportunity for a Catholic education.

“The outpouring of love and support was overwhelming,” said Eileen Healy, who thought of and led the campaign. “Over $15,000 dollars was raised, resulting in 22 children being given the opportunity to attend a Catholic school in our diocese.”

The second annual “Move your Feet to Give a Child a Seat” walk will be taking place within Catholic grammar school and high school communities.

Joliet Catholic Academy will be participating by offering students, faculty, and staff making a $2 donation the opportunity to the wear gym shoes and JCA spirit wear on Thursday, Oct. 16. Donations will be accepted during lunch periods on Tuesday and before school on Wednesday and Thursday morning. Donors will receive a wristband indicating their donation and opportunity to dress down.

To find out more about this year’s walk, or to make a donation, contact your diocesan school or visit


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