by Merlin Anderson (email@example.com)
What: ABC Run/Walk #94 (ABC = Adventures Benefiting Children)
When: Saturday Feb. 15, 8:00 a.m. (doors open 7:30)
Where: The Children's Foundation, 403 South State Street, Bloomington (Directions: From Washington Street, turn South on Towanda Avenue, turn East on Grove, then South on State Street) For more info about The Children's Foundation, go to http://www.
Benefits: The Scott Early Learning Center
The Scott Early Learning Center annually serves 200 McLean County children 6 weeks to 6 years of age. It serves families of all income levels, but currently 75% of all children qualify for some assistance. Many of the children have been born in high-risk environments and face significant barriers to healthy development and learning. It has been proven that there is a strong correlation between early education and future success in the classroom. A good quality early education can boost a child’s IQ as much as 10 points.
Here are a couple examples of what a $30 donation can provide…
1) Arts and Crafts supplies for one activity each for 10 Learning Center classrooms,
2) One field trip for a classroom to the Children’s Discovery museum. You can make a difference.
Cost: Free – but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. (Cash, or checks payable to The Children's Foundation)
Distances: 4 miles = total distance from The Children's Foundation to the triangle and back, or 8 miles = distance from the Children’s Foundation to GE Park & back.
Amenities: Water/Gatorade will be at the triangle (in the shelter). Food/drink at finish, including Meg's coffee cake. Bring something to share if you wish.
Questions: Call Merlin or Meg at 532-2194 or Lisa Sparks 825-2564
p.s. Thanks to all who made the Jan. 11 ABC run for Sugar Grove Nature Center a big success. 44 runners, $810 in donations doubled to $1,620 due to being part of a matching offer.
For long-term planners (I have just begun to plan, with only the date for March set):
ABC #95 will be March 15 at Robyn Walter’s home for the Child Protection Network
ABC#96 will be April ?? at/for The Baby Fold
ABC#97/Multi-sport will be May ?? at/for TimberPointe Outdoor Center (just assuming we will do this again)
ABC#98 will be June ?? for The Boys & Girls Club
ABC#99 will be July ?? for St. Jude
ABC#100 will be August?? for The Seedling Theatre (#100 – this should be epic!!)
ABC#101 will be October ?? for Heartland Head Start
ABC#102 will be December ?? for Adopt-A-Family