BENEFITING: Watson Children's Shelter, Inc.
ORGANIZER: Watson Children's Shelter, Inc.
EVENT: Missoula Marathon 2013
EVENT DATE: Jul 14, 2013
My name is Jen, this isn't about me, it's about 150 children per year that end up at Watson Children Shelter for whatever reason. These children have been abused, neglected, abandoned or their family is in crisis. Most children are brought to the shelter by social workers or the police.
On average, each child stays at the shelter for 50 days, though some children need to stay longer until their family crisis is resolved or longer term supportive care can be arranged.
Please consider donating any amount and I'll run my butt the 13.1 miles of the Missoula Marathon this year!
Watson Children's Shelter, Inc. wrote -
Watson Children's Shelter is dedicated to providing a safe, nurturing environment for children who have experienced abuse, neglect, abandonment or family crisis.
Gather pledges and run the Missoula Marathon and Half Marathon for a good cause. Choose Watson Children’s Shelter as your charity and make every stride count for children in crisis. Together we can push through each mile, knowing that every step is helping a child in need. We welcome you to join our fundraising team or support our members!
Each year, more than 150 kids — infant to age 14 — are brought to Watson Children’s Shelter. We welcome children 24 hours a day, 365 days a year. From the moment a child steps through our doors they are surrounded with love. Our two shelters are designed to provide a safe, comfortable and welcoming stay for the children. Please watch the "Meet Ally" video found to the left of this blurb to learn more, or visit www.watsonchildrensshelter.org.
We encourage our team members to set their own fundraising goals. There is no goal too little or too large to help children in need. To learn more about Team Watson, visit http://www.watsonchildrensshelter.org/special-events/other-events/