If you are visiting PAX Unplugged 2019 you will certainly be walking through the halls as you dig into all those hot and interesting new titles! We encourage you to join our Walk the Halls for Charity event and use your steps to help donate to charity. As a thank you for your participation, you will receive a special medal created for the event!
“Walk the Halls for Charity @ PAX Unplugged 2019”
How can I participate? It is super easy!
- First, register by “buying” the “Walk the Halls for Charity @ PAX Unplugged 2019” product through our web store — for the price of 10 Euro. All proceeds will be donated to the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization that supports Philadelphia public schools by installing internet-ready computers in classrooms and publicly accessible locations. PCF also helps outfit school libraries with books, provide computers to low-income families that do not have them, and teach 3D printing and computer literacy classes. (See below for more information.)
- During PAX Unplugged (December 6–8, 2019), while you are walking the halls, track your steps using an app or device of your choice (compatible with most smartphones, smartwatches, and smart bands).
- During the last day of PAX Unplugged (December 8, 2019), visit our booth (#3847) to show us how many steps you walked. Here, you will also receive your special medal!
- Take a selfie and post about this event on social media (Facebook/Twitter/Instagram) tagged with #WalkTheHallsForCharity.
Simple, right? Combine an enjoyable time with doing something good in the meantime!
By buying this product you agree to the terms and conditions of #WalkTheHallsForCharity at PAX Unplugged.
More about PCF:
Philadelphia Children’s Foundation — https://phillykids.org/
“Our mission is to help children of all ages find their passion, develop needed skills, and make positive career and life decisions for a successful future.
- Improving reading skills. 40% of Philadelphia students scored below proficient in reading & 22% of the city’s population is illiterate and 41% of Philadelphia households do not have a computer.
- Decrease drop-out rates. 42% of students entering 9th grade in 2006 failed to graduate in 2010.
- Aaddress youth unemployment. The unemployment rate is 22% for Philadelphia residents ages 20-24, and 76% of Philadelphia households are economically disadvantaged.
John Bannan formed the Philadelphia Children’s Foundation (PCF) in July of 2006. It was John’s involvement with sports and the mentoring relationships he had with his coaches that helped him become a successful Olympic Rowing Coach, business person, and leader of PCF.
John was motivated by three things: his passion to provide young people with the support they need to excel in life; the understanding that resources in the city are abundant, but do not connect fully with the community they aim to serve; and the educational inequality that many students in Philadelphia face.
In 2013, 4,500 students in grades K-12 in 20 area schools were touched by PCF’s programs. PCF started libraries in 12 elementary schools with over 16,500 donated books and provided more than 1,500 refurbished computers to low-income families.”
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