Students, families and staff from Primrose School at Mountainside demonstrated their commitment to giving back last week, raising $4,000 for local and national charities through a Spring Fling event held on June 3. The funds raised will be split between Mountainside Rescue Squad and the Primrose Children’s Foundation, the not-for-profit organization of Primrose Schools® that supports national charitable partners like Save the Children.

“At Primrose, we’re committed to teaching our students about helping others and giving without expectation,” said Pamela Tolbert, Director at the Primrose School at Mountainside. “Our annual Spring Fling event is one way we do this. Not only are we able to give back to our wonderful community, but it also gives local families an opportunity to come together in a fun way.”

The event featured many fun carnival games, food, smoothies, a few inflatable sports games, and more. The teachers at the Primrose School at Mountainside helped out by volunteering to work and help serve food and run the game stands.

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The Mountainside Rescue Squad will use the donated proceeds from the Spring Fling event to continue assisting the local community.

Funding raised for the Primrose Children’s Foundation will be used to support Save the Children, the world’s top independent charity for children in need and national partner of Primrose Schools. The organization has robust and impactful programs in the United States, such as child sponsorship and emergency preparedness, that provide children living in poverty with the skills and resources they need to succeed in school and in life.

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