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MAY IS FOSTER CARE AWARENESS MONTH!
JOIN US FOR A SOCIALLY DISTANT IN-PERSON KICK OFF OF THE RUN / WALK / HIKE / BIKE TO SUPPORT
ROOTS & WINGS AND AGED OUT FOSTER YOUTH!
SATURDAY, MAY 1ST AT 9:30 AM AT TOURNE PARK
Address: 41 McCaffrey Ln, Boonton, NJ 07005
Roots & Wings is a 501c3 Non-Profit organization providing housing and social services to youth between the ages of 18-24 that have aged-out of the foster care system in New Jersey.
Many foster youth become homeless, turn to drugs and / or become incarcerated or work minimum wage jobs just trying to survive after leaving the foster care system. The Roots & Wings – RISE residential program successfully changes this by providing safe housing, employment services, educational services, food, transportation, and trauma informed care to youth that have aged out of the foster care system. Our wholistic approach provides our youth with the Roots and stability to get started as adults, and Wings to start their new lives after graduation from our program!
Many of our young people have endured significant abuse, trauma, and neglect before entering the foster care system and also while in the foster care system. For many, Roots & Wings is the first safe and nurturing environment that they have every experienced, and it leads to extraordinary outcomes.
Our goal is to raise at least $15,000 from this event.
The funds raised during this Run / Walk can help us in the following ways:
FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS:
When does the Fundraiser start and end?
Registration is now open and the event will end May 31st so you can participate when you have time. Join us and meet the team on May 1st at Tourne Park!
Can I do this Run / Walk / Hike or Bike alone?
Yes, you can do it by yourself or you build or join an existing team or join us for the kick off. It is totally up to you!
When do my team and I have to complete the Run / Walk / Hike or Bike?
It’s virtual so you and your teammates can do it whenever you have time between now and May 31st.
The Event is Virtual so do my team and I have to do it by ourselves? The beauty of a virtual event is that you can choose to engage based on your comfort level. If you and your team want to complete the event socially distant in a park together you totally can. If each of you want to do it by yourselves that is fine too.
If I want to donate but don’t feel like doing a virtual Run / Walk can I?
Yes, you can donate any amount that you wish or create a monthly recurring donation at: https://rootsandwingsnj.org/get-involved/donate/
How do I participate in a team that is already created?
Once a team has been created you can search for it by name.
How far do I need to Run/Walk/Hike/Bike?
It is 3.1 miles but you can also go further if you would like. Just enter your time and miles into the site once you have completed them.
If you have any other questions or need technical support you can call our Executive Director – Shaun Adams at 973-525-3326 or our Operations Manager - Stephanie Laurenzi at Stephanie.Laurenzi@rootsandwingsnj.org or 862-294-2041.
We cannot thank you enough for your support!
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