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Gladney Center for Adoption's Superkids--TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: Gladney Center

ORGANIZER: Gladney Center

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Megan Marsal

THE STORY:

Gladney Center wrote -

Gladney’s Superkids provides developmental screenings, caregiver trainings, and adoption advocacy for children in international orphanages. Since 2007, over a dozen Superkids trips have been made with Gladney staff and professional volunteers, including physicians, early childhood development specialists, and teachers. In 2015, Superkids teams visited 300 children in 14 orphanages in China and Taiwan. So far, over 50 of those children have either been adopted or matched with Gladney families now in the adoption process, and an additional 20 of those children have either been adopted or matched with families through other adoption agencies! Gladney’s advocacy through Superkids has a wide and collaborative reach, in order to find homes for these children in need.

The world of intercountry adoption has changed significantly and continues to evolve with the majority of children available for adoption being waiting children, who are older children and children with special needs. It is Gladney’s hope to find loving homes for as many of these children as we can. As a result of specific relationships with caregiving organizations and partner orphanages, Gladney’s Superkids teams gather real and up-to-date information on waiting children, which helps us to advocate to find homes for children who would otherwise live a lifetime in orphanages without the love and care of families. In addition, we are able to improve outcomes for children who may never be adopted. Superkids provides caregiver training to advance attitudes towards children with special needs so that they develop beyond previous expectations and reach mobility milestones. Superkids also provides direct support, such as delivering specialized bottles for children with cleft lip/palate, delivering wheelchairs, and training caregivers on their use.

Obtaining hands-on, eyes-on developmental screenings of waiting children by Superkids professional volunteers is invaluable in the necessary effort of identifying loving and prepared prospective couples who have a parenting heart for these special children. By having your partnership, our goal is to send Superkids volunteer teams on two trips per year (or more!) and to continue to grow our volunteer base of medical and early childhood development professionals, all in order to make a positive impact on the lives of these children by getting to know them, advocating for them, and placing them in permanent, loving adoptive families when possible.

Learn more at adoptionsbygladney.com/superkids.

$6,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tom

    $500

  • Uncle Jack

    $500

  • Mike and Darla Dubin

    $250

  • Rob Rizzo

    $250

  • Matza Family

    $500

  • Mackenzie & Forrest

    $100

  • Serge & Paula

    $250

  • Debra & Joe

    $250

  • Pam and Martin

    $500

  • The Alvarez Family

     

  • Uncle Bill

    $500

  • Goldie Blanksteen, Charles Blanksteen, & Jane Tigar Ttees

    $150

  • Lisa and Jack McCarthy

    $250

  • The Halbfinger Family

    $250

  • Diana

    $50

  • Shawn Hunwick

     

  • Bryan & Kathleen Marsal

    $1,500

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The Team: $22,370 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

alison blanksteen

Amount Raised

$7,255

Fundraiser Title

Megan Marsal

Amount Raised

$6,000

Fundraiser Title

Griff Babb

Amount Raised

$3,940

Fundraiser Title

Shawn Johnson

Amount Raised

$2,595

Fundraiser Title

Kim Lindsey

Amount Raised

$2,580

Donor Comments

Bryan & Kathleen Marsal

Bryan & Kathleen Marsal

DONATION: $1,500

3 years ago

Shawn Hunwick

Shawn Hunwick

3 years ago

Diana

Diana

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Halbfinger Family

The Halbfinger Family

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Lisa and Jack McCarthy

Lisa and Jack McCarthy

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Goldie Blanksteen, Charles Blanksteen, & Jane Tigar Ttees

Goldie Blanksteen, Charles Blanksteen, & Jane Tigar Ttees

DONATION: $150

3 years ago

Uncle Bill

Uncle Bill

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

The Alvarez Family

The Alvarez Family

3 years ago

Pam and Martin

Pam and Martin

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Debra & Joe

Debra & Joe

DONATION: $250

3 years ago