March of Dimes Breadlift



1% Raised of$25,000 Goal

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EVENT DATE: Nov 18, 2017

DEADLINE TO GIVE: Dec 18, 2017

A 57 year fundraising tradition, students asking for donations to March of Dimes in exchange for a loaf of bread (donated by Aunt Millie's)

Student teams work to save babies together by going door-to-door in our
hometowns, accepting donations in exchange for a loaf of bread (provided by Aunt Millie’s and the March of Dimes).

When: Saturday, November 18, 2017

Students gain a sense of accomplishment for a good cause, one to which
they can relate. They learn what it means to have a healthy pregnancy and a full-term child. Every week in Michigan 295 babies are born before they are ready; many so small they could fit in the palm of your hand.  Each year in Michigan, 1,056 infants die before reaching their first birthday. We believe this must change.  We ask your high school students to help us give every baby a healthy start.


How to get started:
Contact Julie Ruel, Development Manager for March of Dimes at
(269) 743-3724 or It’s fun and for a great
cause—healthy babies!

Kudos to Past Participants:
Breadlift 2016 united seven area schools into one charitable team, delivered 5,000 loaves of bread and
raised more than $25,000... all in one day.

Breadlift is a 50+ year tradition at Portage Northern - where students, faculty and the community all work together to save babies! -Rick Searing, Portage Northern Advisor. The Breadlift experience gives our students a chance to use their competitive nature to benefit a worthy cause.
-Irene Mayfield, Battle Creek Lakeview Advisor