AKRON, IN (August 13, 2018) – Tippecanoe Valley School Corporation (TVSC) has been recognized as a Red Wagon School Corporation by the Riley Children’s Foundation Kids Caring and Sharing Program. To be eligible, each school in the district has donated at least $1 per student. TVSC schools include Akron Elementary, Mentone Elementary, Tippecanoe Valley Middle School, Tippecanoe Valley High School and Burket Educational Center.

TVSC’s students and staff repeatedly exhibit the heart of Valley’s Mission of being committed to student success through the development of character, leadership, and literacy. Tippecanoe Valley is also committed to giving back to others in need, in and out of their community.

Kids Caring & Sharing is the named philanthropic partnership between the Riley Children’s Foundation and the Indiana Association of School Principals (IASP) that offers students simple ways to help other children by raising funds through their schools to benefit Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health. Participating in the KCS program provides an opportunity to engage students in service learning and character development projects. Since the statewide program’s 1985 inception, Indiana K-12 students have raised more than $15 million for Riley Hospital.

Riley Children’s Foundation is the fundraising arm of Riley Hospital for Children at Indiana University Health and the founding organization that opened Riley Hospital in 1924. Today Riley Hospital is recognized as one of the best children’s hospitals in the nation and is the only comprehensive children’s research hospital in the state of Indiana. Our mission is to raise funds statewide to support Riley Hospital funding priorities: pediatric research and patient care, maternity and newborn health and family support programs. Riley Children’s Foundation also funds Camp Riley and the James Whitcomb Riley Museum Home and Billie Lou Wood Visitor Center. For more information, visit RileyKids.org.