by Merlin Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Sunday Feb. 1, 8:30 a.m. (doors open 8:00)
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 much to the 29 participants in ABC #104, Jan. 10, for the fun time, food, and $685 in donations to Sugar Grove Nature Center.
The March ABC run will be hosted by Robyn Walter for McLean County Child Protection Network. Date is still TBD.