BENEFITING: WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC
ORGANIZER: WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
I am thrilled, nervous, and excited to prepare for the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon in support of Wediko Children's Services, a place I've called "home" for 21 years.
Wediko creates a caring, supportive, safe, and nurturing 'home' for thousands of children and their families each year. Through an expansive list of programs, Wediko supports children who are struggling with issues related to adversity, mental illness, trauma, and learning challenges so that their strength and resilience will shine through and get them where they want to go.
I started working at Wediko in 1995 (!!) and have dedicated my professional career to the children, families, and schools who partner with Wediko. Now, I'm turning my efforts to fundraise so that more children (and their families) can receive the help they need to overcome challenge. This year, through this marathon (my 17th) and future efforts TBA, I hope to raise $17,000...starting with $5,000 by Nov 6/NYC Marathon!
WEDIKO CHILDRENS SERVICES INC wrote -
Wediko is honored to support a team of runners dedicated to making their miles matter. Together, runners, donors, and Wediko make an impact on over 4500 children and families each year.
Wediko partners with families, schools, and community partners to develop programs and services that support social and emotional development so that learning and academic achievement can happen. Wediko’s model can be described as “saturated nurturance” in that building safety, connection, and collaboration is the baseline onto which all other interventions are constructed.