If you follow us regularly, you may recall that last month we were collecting donations for our first ever Jolly Kids Holiday Gift Drive.
We are so happy to report that our gift drive was a huge success!
Our goal for the gift drive was to help promote healthy living among our youth by providing local children with items that encourage them to get up off the couch and move their bodies to stay healthy and active.
We decided to provide our donations to the Hartford Boys and Girls Clubs.
As you may know, the Boys and Girls Clubs of America is a nationwide leader in youth development. Our local Hartford Boys and Girls Clubs provide youth enrichment services to over 5,000 children ages 3 to 18 in the Hartford area, the majority of whom are at or below the poverty level.
Last week, I had the pleasure of delivering our donations to the Boys and Girls Clubs of Hartford. I was fortunate enough to see the excitement on the kids’ faces as I unloaded the bins full of sports equipment and toys intended to keep them moving. Basketballs, soccer balls, footballs, tennis balls, hula hoops, ribbon wands, hockey sticks, water bottles – there were so many great things!
“Is this all for us?” One sweet little girl asked with bright wide eyes. “Yes! For you all to use when you are here at the club.” I replied. I will not soon forget her ear-to-ear grin.
On behalf of the entire Runitlikeamom team, I would like to thank everyone for their generous donations to support this important cause. Our children are our future and we need to keep them healthy and happy as they grow!
We would like to extend a special thank you to M.E.L.T. Simsbury for serving as our donation drop-off site and for supporting our efforts to keep kids healthy.
Healthy kids make happy kids!
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