by Merlin Anderson (firstname.lastname@example.org)
When: Super Bowl Sunday Feb. 7, 8:30 a.m. (doors open 8:00). Wear the color of your favorite team, win a Super Bowl quiz, more festivities TBD.
Where: Children's Home + Aid, 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 Children's Home + Aid, 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.
Free – but donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. (Cash, or checks payable to Children's Home + Aid)
4 miles = total distance from Children's Home + Aid to the triangle and back, or
8 miles = distance from Children’s Home + Aid to GE Park & back.
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.
p.s. Thanks so much to the 56 participants in ABC #115 that donated an impressive total of $1,145 to Sugar Grove Nature Center that will be used toward monarch butterfly education materials and a teepee shelter in Imagination Grove.
Tentative schedule of upcoming ABC runs:
ABC #117, at Robyn Walter’s home, for Children’s Home & Aid, will be Saturday, March 19.
ABC #118, at/for The Baby Fold, April 16 or 17, or ?? (still need to confirm)
ABC #119 (Multi-Sport Day) at/for Timber Pointe will be Saturday, May 21.