Patti Oblath via Crowdrise
January 17, 2012
BENEFITING: Connections for Children
ORGANIZER: Connections for Children
EVENT: Honda LA Marathon 2012
Twenty-five years ago I was a new mother. As I held my sweet-scented baby bundle on one hip, I dialed Connections For Children. I soon would be returning to work and needed someone to care for my young child. I didn’t see how to make it all work out.
Connections For Children offered the support and assistance I needed to find a great child care program. The warm staff member at the other end of the phone helped me fit the pieces together.
Today, my daughter Elissa is training for the L.A. Marathon. Those early years in quality child care made a huge difference in her life. She's running to support Connections For Children and ensure that others have the great start she did. She will turn 26 just in time to run 26.2 miles - each step in support of every child having the resources and opportunities for success in school and life!
This year I am running the L.A. Big 5 K to support early childhood and Team CFC. I am running to thank Connections For Children for all they offered me when I needed help.
Over the past 36 years, Connections For Children has helped thousands of mothers who need resources to be the best parents possible.
Mothers like Nicole who wrote that “I was going nuts trying to find the right daycare for my kids. Connections For Children is a wonderful organization and I couldn’t have done it without you.”
Mothers like Zekaia who told us “First the staff helped me overcome the barriers in my life by finding child care. Then they helped me learn new skills and become a Family Child Care provider. Now I have a career I love – and that helps me be a better parent.”
This year, please join me in making a gift to Connections For Children in honor of the special people in your life.
For more information on Connections For Children and Team CFC, check out our website at www.connectionsforchildren.org.
You can find us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/ConnectionsForChildren.
For information call Lisa Daggett at Connections For Children - (310) 452-3325 x211 or email at email@example.com.