Dear CATCH Family,
One of the highlights of my year was joining Bridgedale Elementary School in New Orleans for their first anniversary celebration of implementing CATCH. As you can see in the video above, it was active, inclusive, and fun – the best practice attributes of CATCH programs all over the country!
Bridgedale is a Title I school that we reached through our CATCH Promise program, which covers the financial cost of CATCH for the schools where it can have the most impact and who have shown they are prepared to do school health right. Thanks to our Founding Partners and project-specific funders, CATCH Promise now brings vital health programming to over 400,000 kids in 750 schools around the country. And the results are strong – over and over, CATCH increases physical activity and healthy nutritional choices. (See a recent report here.)
But with 3.25M eligible students in 6,000 schools (10% of the nation’s K-8 population), there is still much work to do!
As you celebrate your blessings this holiday season, please consider a donation to CATCH to help deserving kids learn the most important life lesson of all – how to be healthy! Use the form at the top of this page or one of the Express Donate links below:
- Donate $10 to bring CATCH Promise to another child.
- Donate $30 to bring our new CATCH.org health education site to a pre-school or after-school program for 2 years.
- Donate $100 to bring our new CATCH.org health education site to a entire elementary school for 2 years.
- Donate $250 to bring CATCH Promise to another classroom.
- Donate $600 to train a new CATCH Community Trainer.
- Donate $5,000 to bring CATCH Promise to another school.
Thank you, stay healthy, and have fun!
Duncan Van Dusen
Founding Executive Director
CATCH Global Foundation
For more information on giving, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Founding PartnersMichael & Susan Dell Foundation RGK Foundation The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center UTHealth
Founding SupportersBlue Cross Blue Shield of Texas Susan Combs Peter Cribb DLA Piper FlagHouse Glass & Company Dr. Deanna M. Hoelscher & Dr. Steven H. Kelder Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey Anita & John Krampitz Michael & Susan Dell Center for Healthy Living UT School of Public Health, Austin Regional Campus Kerry & Duncan P. Van Dusen