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Donut Dash is back for another year to help raise money for Teachers’ Treasures

Circle City Donut Dash: Raising money for Teachers’ Treasures

INDIANAPOLIS (WISH)- The annual Donut Dash is back.

The 5K has become a favorite event statewide.

Not only is it an event people look forward to, but it’s also a fundraiser for the nonprofit Teachers’ Treasures. The organization helps to provide school supplies to teachers across the area.

The 2024 Donut Dash begin at 9 a.m. March 16 at the Fowling Warehouse at 1125 E Brookside Ave, Indianapolis.

You can take part in the doughnut challenge, which requires runners to stop at the half way point of the 5k and eat one dozen doughnut holes, or you can run all the way through and enjoy a doughnut at the end.

There will also be awards for best dressed doughnut theme, top runners in the doughnut challenge, and top runners in the non-doughnut challenge.

Since 2000, $94 million worth of school supplies have been distributed. 

Every day at public, private, charter, and parochial schools located throughout Marion County, children of attend classes without the most basic supplies they need to get good educations.

Dedicated teachers are often willing to pay for these much-needed supplies from their own pockets to assure the kids in their classrooms have the necessary tools to learn. On average, teachers spend from $800-$1,200 a year on school supplies for their students. 

Teachers’ Treasures, in partnership with local businesses, charitable foundations, neighborhood organizations and individual contributors, helps fill this need by operating a volunteer-based “Store for Teachers.”  Donated educational supplies and other materials are distributed to teachers for the benefit of their students. The organization serves teachers from any school — public, private, charter, or parochial — in Marion County and the immediately surrounding school districts. Many students receiving the help are on the free or reduced-price lunch programs. 

Volunteers can help. Sign up online.