New Dimensions
2020 Virtual Walk-a-thon

Contributions to New Dimensions Charter School through fundraising efforts such as the Virtual NDS Walk-a-thon give us the resources to purchase additional academic materials, technology for classrooms, athletic equipment, building improvements, and special teaching programs and supplies.


You helped us raise money to meet our goal, you’re walking with your family, and now it’s time to SHOP! Our Walk-a-Thon’s silent auction is live and online!

We have some great items this year including a bike, a basket of goodies and gift cards from Morganton businesses, an American Girl doll, tickets to attractions and entertainment for the whole family, a Lake James weekend stay, and a record FOUR NDS priority parking spaces!

Bid on the items you want, and we will invoice the item winners at the close of the auction or when you choose the Buy Now option.

The auction closes October 16, but don’t wait- several items already have bids and a few have been sold with a Buy Now option!

Virtual Walk-a-thon


Dear NDS Families,

We’ve said it before, and we’ll keep on saying it - we are incredibly proud of how our New Dimensions families and partners came together to finish out a tough end to a school year. As we enter the 20-21 school year, we want to generate excitement and pride in our school by kicking off the year with a virtual Walk-a-Thon!

Since our charter school receives about 70% of the funding given to a school in the public school system, it’s on us to raise additional funds to support our building, grounds, and additional programming needs. This year, we are looking to support This year, we are looking to support our athletic programs and funding for our new air filtration system to help further protect students and staff. Our goal is $35,000, and we know we can do it!

We’ve listened to feedback from our families and teachers about past walk-a-thon events. This year, we’ll be simplifying how we run the event. Here’s how to get involved:

  • Register your NDS student(s) and family members. Every participant will be asked to walk/run/jog/skip/crawl/move at least 4 miles between September 14 - October 16. You can do this at your own pace. Tag us in photos on social media with #NDSwalkathon or email photos and videos to Registration is $35 per person and includes a walk-a-thon t-shirt. There is a family cap of $150. Registration for a family of 3 $105, family of 4 $120, family of 5 $135, family of 6 $150. Teachers and grade levels will have competitions for prizes, and there’ll be school-wide competitions for most miles walked and most money raised from businesses. Note: this year, we won’t ask for per mile pledges, but kids can still ask relatives and friends to contribute to their registration fee. We’re keeping it simple!

Register by completing the registration form and paying the registration fee.

  • Reach out to community businesses for sponsorships. All contributions are tax-deductible and are available at four different levels. See attached letter for asking for business contributions.

  • Watch for auction details. We’ll be having a virtual auction with some incredible items for you to share with family and friends and bid on!

  • Get moving! Most importantly, we want our students to be excited about coming back to school, getting exercise in the community, and helping their school.

Thank you for your continued support and involvement in our school!


Dr David Burleson, Director

We are seeking community involvement for our 2020-21 Walk-a-Thon fundraiser. Sponsors’ names will be placed on our website, social media, and on our event banner as depicted in the below. The levels of sponsorship are:

Silver Level - $100 (footprint sponsor sign on banner and online)

Gold Level - $250 (footprint sponsor sign on banner and online, yard sign delivered to your home or business as a school partner)

Platinum Level - $500 (footprint sponsor sign on banner and online, yard sign delivered to your home or business as a school partner, sponsor name on Walk-a-Thon shirt)

Diamond Level - $1,000 (footprint sponsor sign on banner and online, yard sign delivered to your home or business as a school partner, sponsor name on Walk-a-Thon shirt, name on community partners plaque in school’s main lobby.

I would like to sponsor a footprint with my student/organization/business for the following level:(circle one)

All Platinum and Diamond Level sponsorships are due by September 25 in order to receive sponsor name on Walk-a-Thon shirt.

Silver Gold Platinum Diamond

$100 $250 $500 $1,000

I am unable to sponsor a footprint at this time but would like to donate an item for your raffle/silent auction.

I am willing to donate the following item(s):

Sponsorship Name/logo for footprint and recognition:

Enclosed is a check/cash for $__________________ (All checks payable to NDS Annual Fund or pay online .

All Sponsorships and/or donations are tax deductible. Our tax ID number is: 56-2221716

Sponsor Contact Name:____________________________________________________________________________________

Organization Name:_______________________________________________________________________________________

Email address:_____________________________________________________________________________________________




Current Levels & Donors:

Diamond Level:

Bielski Family

Burkemont Family Dentistry

Cottonwood Development Co.

EmergeOrtho, William Bell, MD

Foothills Marine

Gregory Jewelers

strategysmith marketing

T&K Utilities

Toner Machining Technologies

Platinum Level:

Beck family

Myra Broadway

Carolina's HealthCare, Blue Ridge

Case Farms

Catawba Valley Medical Services

Drug-Free Burke/Burke Recovery

Food Matters Market & Cafe

Kimberly Gragg, DDS

Harrelson Rentals

Mimosa Insurance

VanNoppen Marketing

Gold Level:

B&W Pro Builders

Burke Industrial Supply, Inc.

Dr David Burleson

Catawba Brewing Co.

Chiota Family

Farm Bureau-Rica Guillen and Will Webb

Foothills Auction

James Tool Machine & Engineering, Inc.

Keystone Management

Lake James Real Estate

Rupard's Wholesale Trees


Silver Level:

Adventure Bound Books

Animal House Veterinary Hospital

Burke Pediatric Therapy

Linda Cain

Catawba Paper Box Co.

Daniels Carpet Care


Enin Electric Company

Foothills Medical Transport

Get Balanced Books, LLC

Melissa Greer

Blake Hefner Family

Anthony Iovino

Johnson Family

Kiser Eye Care

Sylvia Medford

Pro Ultrasonics

Fan Smith

Stevens Fire Equipment

Sum Storage, LLC

The Metaled Company, LLC

Thistle and Twig

Paypal Donations

Click the link below to make a donation to the New Dimensions Virtual Walk-a-thon through Paypal.