**To join Team Children’s Aid, please contact Malia Poai at events@ChildrensAidNYC.org.**
Children’s Aid is thrilled to be participating in the TCS New York City Marathon for the fifth consecutive year as a charity partner. We are especially delighted to be a part of this special anniversary year as we celebrate 50 years of running and 50 years of what makes this city so special. Team Children’s Aid, founded in 2016, is a group of dedicated, philanthropic runners who annually raise thousands of dollars to support the mission of Children’s Aid. These inspiring runners train to race the 26.2-mile course through the five boroughs all while raising critical funds to support nearly 50,000 children and families living in poverty in New York City.
Since our founding in 1853, Children’s Aid has led a comprehensive counterattack on the obstacles that prevent kids from building a solid foundation for their future. Our programming focuses on four targeted, high-needs neighborhoods at more than 40 sites in Harlem, Washington Heights, the South Bronx, and northern Staten Island. We know what it takes for children to succeed and thrive: excellent education, high-quality health care, and strong, stable families. Our work is designed to ensure that there are no barriers to their education and no limits to what they can achieve.
In honor of this special, 50th anniversary and the 50,000 children and families we support, we have set a goal to raise a minimum of $50,000! Please help us by making a gift. Every dollar makes a difference.