We've got to stop meeting like this... actually we don't :)
I'm back at it once again to support the Plummer Youth Promise for the Fourth Annual Paddle for Plummer and you are here to throw your support behind me and more importantly, the great work that Plummer does for our youth!
Incidentally, the previous owners of our home were supporters of the Plummer Youth Promise and when I first heard about this event in 2014, I knew I had to carry on the tradition, so to speak. I'm not one to shy away from a challenge, especially one that does phenomenally positive work in our community and the cities and towns around us, so since 2014, I have been volunteering and paddling for Plummer.
The first time I tried stand-up paddleboarding was a few days before the innaugral Paddle For Plummer in 2014. I loved every part of it: being awkward on the board while figuring out how to stand up, how to move, how to turn and how to get down off the board. It's similar to what we all go through in life with big changes and new experiences. In a way, this is similar to what the kids who come through the Plummer Youth Promise go through; except what they deal with goes much deeper and is much more intense. But thanks to a place like the Plummer Youth Promise, they have a safe space to grow in. Which is why I am back, once again, for the fourth straight year to support the Plummer Youth Promise.
So I am, once again, asking for your support in donating to this fantastic Salem institution. The Plummer Youth Promise, which has been an important part of Salem since 1855, serves kids who have bounced around foster care for most of their lives. Their childhoods have been full of upheaval, uncertainty and instability. They need safety, stability and families that will be theirs forever. Plummer Youth Promise helps them find that.
Paddle for Plummer will take place on Saturday July 8, 2016 in Salem, MA at Winter Island. I'm asking for your support in donating to The Plummer Youth Promise. I encourage you to look at their website to learn about the Plummer Youth Promise:
All funds raised will support Plummer Youth Promise.
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