Palos Verdes home owners can join in the Skechers Friendship Walk and support the Peninsula Education Foundation which donates money to the Palos Verdes Peninsula Unified School District. The primary source of income for most public school districts in California, including the PVPUSD, is from the State. However, State support has declined since 2007-08. The most stable and reliable funding source in recent years has been local revenue from the Peninsula Education Foundation. This year the foundation will be celebrating over 42 years of assisting our schools. A lot has changed in the past years, but the income from Peninsula Education Foundation has allowed PVPUSD to continue providing students the programs and services needed for their success in college and/or the workplace.
As in prior years, a large portion of the pledge money has been allocated to saving teachers’ jobs, with the remaining pledge balance supporting other programs for all grade levels. Last year there were close to 2,500 walkers from our Palos Verdes group, which earned PEF a check in the amount of $240,000.
Palos Verdes residents have a great opportunity to support our schools by registering for The Pier To Pier Friendship Walk which will be held Sunday, October 29, 2023, at 9:00 a.m. (check-in is at 8:00 a.m.). Early check in for the walk takes place on Friday, October 27, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 6:00 p.m., and Saturday, October 28rd, 2023, from 11:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at any of the local Skechers stores located in Manhattan Beach,Torrance Del Amo Mall, or the Promenade on the Peninsula (across from the fountain). The cost of the walk is $30 for early check in, or $35 on the day of the walk with the entire fee going directly to our schools. This 3.5 mile walk begins at Manhattan Beach Pier and you can sign up either as walker or “virtual walker” and designate Palos Verdes Education Foundation as your charity of choice. This year it is live & virtual and they hope to have more participants and increase the money going to our schools. Every participant receives a t-shirt and gift bag. It’s easy to register online at www.skechersfriendshipwalk.com and click on the “register to walk button.”
Please register your entire family to join in the fun and support PEF and our schools. This is a win-win. Our Palos Verdes schools will receive additional funding and you and your family can enjoy a beautiful morning at the beach!
To read my last article on Skechers Friendship Walk click here.
Photo courtesy of Skechers Friendship Walk