Support me as I climb the tallest building in Virginia!
If climbing 37 stories or 74 flights of stairs alone is not worthy of a contribution, please consider that you are also ensuring the amazing work of The Up Center can continue. Read on.....
Funds raised for Step Up for The Up Center 2017 will go to The Up Center’s Family Promise Fund. This fund is The Up Center’s Annual Fund dedicated to families and over $ .90 of every dollar goes directly to services helping children and parents in our community.
Today, more than ever, life is increasingly complex for families living in poverty or experiencing stressful situations. As a parent, it makes sense to me that the needs of children cannot be addressed without also addressing the challenges of their parents and vice versa. The ability to focus on the needs of parents and children simultaneoulsy is part of what I think sets the work of The Up Center apart from other organizations, and part of what also makes them one of the most successful and long-standing non profit organizations in our community. They have been changing the trajectories of families lives in Hampton Roads since 1883 and serve over 10,000 people locally every year!
So whether it is providing early childhood education so kids go to school ready to learn; offering financial counseling that helps secure a family stable housing; ensuring fathers have critical employment skills so that a family can eat; offerring essential mental health counseling to a depressed mother so she can care for her new baby; or providing any number of other critical services, 22 to be exact; The Up Center is there to provide a hand up to families.
When you invest in my climb, you are choosing families and ensuring The Up Center can continue to respond to their evolving needs.
And yes, I am this organization's CEO and I could not be prouder of our work or the amazing team of people who give so much of themselves every day to help make our community a better place.
Thank you for your support!