Most who live in the local area have likely heard of the Student Stride for Education, where kids and community members run to raise money for local schools.
But fewer people probably know where the money raised from the annual fitness festival goes.
The Washougal Schools Foundation uses the funds for student scholarships, as well as classroom grants.
The foundation is a non-profit that provides financial, intellectual and physical resources for students. The Stride raised almost $20,000 for those efforts this year.
Hathaway music teacher Amy Switzer recently secured a $1,000 Creative Classroom Grant for the purchase of 100 ukuleles. She is using these new instruments to teach her students about music theory. The grants are available twice yearly to teachers, staff, students and community members.