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Wediko Children's Services NYC 2017

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THE STORY:

Why I Am Running

As a parent, I have learned a truer meaning to a few cliches: kids don't come with user manuals, every kid is different and parenting is hard. I've also learned at least one new phrase that should be a cliche: kids do well if they can. This is an idea that is at the heart of Wediko - and Wediko has a huge heart.


While many kids can succeed solely through adults telling them what to do, many others simply cannot. These other kids need to be met halfway. They need to be taught new skills. Their families need to learn to adapt. And they need adults who won't give up on them. Over the past 83 years, Wediko has provided those adults to thousands of children.


I am priviledged to have joined the Wediko board of trustees earlier this year. I wanted to volunteer because I have know that when a child is having a hard time, it can be really challenging to figure out what to do, and Wediko is one of the few organizations fully dedicated to helping figure it out.


This week, I got to visit the school and camp in Windsor, NH. The campus is impressive; over 400 acres  and over 50 buildings in an idyllic setting on a lake in the New Hampshire woods. But the staff was so much more so. I was blown away by the strength, dedication and intelligence of the staff. If your child were struggling, these are the kind of people you want to get help from. 


That said, Wediko needs your help as well. This organization has survived and thrived for 83 years, but needs more community support to be able to continue the mission at the same high standard. School districts provide much of the financial support for Wediko, and they are changing the way they allocate funds. There is a new expectation that the best organizations will be supported by the community as well as the program fees. Frankly, every dollar you can give helps Wediko serve more kids, and without community support they will have to serve fewer.


I wasn't planning to run a marathon this year. Marathons are hard - I've done two previously - and they are much harder now than they were then. I am definitely pumped to hear the crowds in NYC, and I am glad that I am training hard enough to start working my way into better shape. I expect it to be a great experience. That said, I definitely wouldn't be running if it was just for me. I am running because I really believe in the mission, and I know that every dollar I raise is going to help some of the most vulnerable children in America.


Thank you for your help, however you can give it. And please don't forget the Jeanne is    running for Wediko also.


Andy


Note from Wediko:


Wediko meets children where they are by supporting at-risk youth and their families through customized, intergenerational services that are shaped by the individual needs of these families in order to improve social, emotional, and educational outcomes. 

We are thrilled to partner with NYRR and the 2017 TCS NYC Marathon to match runners passionate about children's mental health with our work in schools and the community.

Running for Wediko promises to be all of the motivation you need to train and fundraise on your road to the marathon! We welcome you!

For more about Wediko's continuum of programs helping children who have experienced multiple barriers to learning overcome challenge, check out our website.

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To This Fundraiser

$6,250

MONEY RAISED
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  • Chris & Katy

     

  • Mary, Kevin, Sarah & Jen

     

  • The Hanley Family

    $100

  • Linda and Larry Abramson

     

  • Mayor Joe Curtatone

    $100

  • The Collins

     

  • Pat and Susie Grant

     

  • Wynne

     

  • The Szturma Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Moffat Family

    $100

  • James J Prescott

    $50

  • Seb and Tom

    $100

  • Jim Heyes and Julie Choe

    $200

  • Anonymous

     

  • Deidre W

    $25

  • Donna and Harvey Jauvtis

     

  • Andrew Burns

    $25

  • Raya Fratkina

    $100

  • Jennifer Ferguson

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Amy Gais

    $10

  • Chad Onufrechuk & Kerin McLuskey

    $100

  • Becca Graves & Tobin Thompson

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Fazli family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $125

  • Vlada P

    $50

  • Diane Li

    $25

  • Lauren Gordon

    $50

  • Marty

     

  • Molly Harrington

    $25

  • Sam Walsh

     

  • Garett Langer

    $25

  • Michelle Lung

     

  • Jennifer Abramson

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Denisse Joniaux

     

  • Anka Bric

     

  • Debbie Howitt Easton

     

  • The Casparriello's

    $75

  • Team Davis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Deborah Baskin

    $50

  • Kate Putnam

     

  • Team O'Sullivan

     

  • Peter Pfaff

    $100

  • Rory

    $100

  • The Southie Wolfs

     

  • Claire Pollard

     

  • The Swedes

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jeremiah Schuur

    $50

  • Eric & Deb Bradlee

    $100

  • Vandro Aurelio

    $25

  • Rosie Abramson

    $250

  • Julie Wolf

     

  • Lysa Pirone

     

  • Bob Howland

     

  • Amy

    $100

  • Andy & Linda Wolf & family

     

  • Somerville Schuurs

     

  • Erica Nolan

    $50

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83% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,490 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jeanne Wolf

Amount Raised

$6,907

 

92% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andy Wolf

Amount Raised

$6,250

 

83% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kate Regal

Amount Raised

$4,633

 

62% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mandy Gardiner

Amount Raised

$2,750

Fundraiser Title

Max Krauss

Amount Raised

$1,950

 

39% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Juliana Heffern

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Donor Comments

Erica Nolan

Erica Nolan

DONATION: $50

6 days ago

Somerville Schuurs

Somerville Schuurs

7 days ago

Andy & Linda Wolf & family

Andy & Linda Wolf & family

1 week ago

Amy

Amy

DONATION: $100

2 weeks ago

Bob Howland

Bob Howland

2 weeks ago

Lysa Pirone

Lysa Pirone

2 weeks ago

Julie Wolf

Julie Wolf

2 weeks ago

Rosie Abramson

Rosie Abramson

DONATION: $250

2 weeks ago

Vandro Aurelio

Vandro Aurelio

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago

Eric & Deb Bradlee

Eric & Deb Bradlee

DONATION: $100

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