Rake for a Reason


St. Joseph Catholic School’s annual service event is a wonderful tradition for our school. Since 1971, we have participated in the Minnesota Marathon for Nonpublic Education; however, in 2003 we changed the traditional walk/bike marathon into a raking service event called, Rake for a Reason, where our students, staff, and parents dedicate an entire day to serving others in Waconia and surrounding communities. Along with the service we provide, this is our biggest fundraising opportunity in the form of pledges for our service.

We host our raking service event every year in the fall. If you are interested in having your yard raked, please contact the school office at 952-442-4500.

Learn about Rake for a Reason 2022!

Read about it here!

We need volunteers to make this day a success!

Volunteer Sign-Up Here

Lunch Sign-Up Here

Want help soliciting donations?

Check out your Donation Request Letter here!

Do you have questions about Rake for a Reason?

Read our FAQ page here!

Online Permission Slip Here

Check Out This Year's Awesome Prizes!

A Quick Reference to All the Week's Events and Incentives!

Donate/Pledge money to a family in support of Rake for a Reason!

Complete the electronic donation below.

Find Your Family and Donate Today!


Mail a check to:
St. Joseph Catholic School
41 East 1st Street
Waconia, MN 55387
Memo: Rake-a-Thon Donation (School Family First & Last Name)
*Important so we can credit the family appropriately.


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