Taking advantage of Pledgestar, our ONLINE DONATION SYSTEM, (NOW WITH TEXTING OR EMAILING CAPABILITY!) which makes reaching out to far away family and friends a whole lot easier!  Donations can easily be made online with a credit card or by check with just a click (or two!) of a button!  

Before you begin, you will need the names, email addresses, or mobile numbers of family and friends that you would like to have a pledge request invitation sent to.  You can also upload a single jpeg photo of your student to appear on their fundraising page. If you have more than one Hearst student, the system makes it very easy for you to register all of your students at the same time and can even automatically split any donations between your students.


  • Go to http://www.pledgestar.com/hearst
  • Enter your first and last name and email address, then click “Register”
  • Follow the remaining on-screen instructions

When you finish, the system will send an email or text pledge request to your family and friends and will allow them to make secure credit card donations online (or they can opt for mailing in a check).  You will be notified by email each time a pledge is made. You can also track your pledge request progress online by logging into your account.

We encourage you to take advantage of this opportunity to reach out to family and friends for additional support towards our FUN Run!  However, if donating online isn’t your preference, we will still happily accept cash and check donations which can be placed inside the attached FUN Run Pledge Envelope and returned to your child’s classroom on or before Friday, September 28th!    No matter how you or your family and friends donate, all of the funds your student collects will be credited in their name and to their classroom!   

Please note: Please do not record online donations on your Fun Run pledge sheet.  Online donations will automatically be tracked and recorded through the online system. Credit will automatically be applied towards your student and their classroom!  Should you have any questions about the system, please feel free to contact kristenstedman5@gmail.com.