The second annual Harvest of Giving Walkathon will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 22.

The second annual Harvest of Giving Walkathon will be held from 9:30 a.m. to noon Friday, Nov. 22.

Set-up begins at 8:15 a.m.

The eight-kilometer walk starts and ends at Indianola K-8 School, 251 E.Weber Road, Columbus. The route is primarily on neighborhood secondary roads within the perimeter of High Street, Indianola Avenue, Weber Road and Olentangy Street. Students completing the walk never will be farther than a mile and a half from the school.

The goal is to raise at least $6,000. More than $3,000 was raised and donated in 2012.

Funds raised will be distributed among charities selected by fourth- and fifth-grade students. Two of these charities serve impoverished regions of the world where safe, sanitary drinking water is not easily accessible. These charities are the Columbus-based Rosshirt Water for Africa Foundation and Salva Dut's Water for South Sudan, which is in Rochester, N. Y..

Other causes for which students are raising money include Pets Without Parents, Books for Africa, Cat Welfare, Friends of the Shelter, National Kidney Foundation, The Nature Conservancy, the American Red Cross, Back to the Wild and the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation.

In addition to raising and collecting pledges, the participating students are collecting donations from the school and community.

They also are integrating the event into the school curriculum by creating displays about the charities that will benefit from this year's walkathon and researching and writing the biographies of well-known humanitarians.