Jacqueline Kolek via Crowdrise
October 24, 2011
This is the year I turn 40 and what better way to mark this milestone than to achieve my lifelong goal of running a marathon. This November I will run the ING NYC Marathon as part of the Most Valuable Kids team.
Live entertainment provides a positive source of inspiration for children in a world where there are many negative alternatives. Most Valuable Kids of Greater New York, Inc. (MVK) brings this inspiration, at no cost, to underserved children in the New York Metropolitan Area. MVK does this by offering children's organizations access to cultural events, professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events through an online ticket donation and reward system.
MVK overcomes the financial obstacles associated with attending live events by distributing unused tickets to children who would otherwise not be able to afford to attend. These tickets are distributed to boys and girls, 18 and under, through organizations that focus on children in low-income and underserved households.
For the children ... MVK's mission is to reward children through the not for profit organizations that serve them, by offering them the opportunity to attend cultural events, professional and collegiate sports and entertainment events. MVK's goal is to foster the development of self-esteem and promote a deeper understanding of the benefits of