Due to social distancing restrictions and other related public health safety concerns, the Wonder Run 5K and Kids Fun Run has been postponed indefinitely. Originally scheduled as part of Wellesley's Wonderful Weekend on Sunday, May 17th, the WHJWC is excited to announce a "Virtual Wonder Run" to still take place! We encourage any junior, friend, family or neighbor to run or walk your own 5K as we raise funds for two of the WHJWC's community partners, Family Promise Metrowest and The Second Step program, both of which are facing critical financial needs now associated with COVID-19 implications to their organizations. Details on each partner listed below.
How it works
- Join a team or create your own!
- Invite family, friends and neighbors to join or donate
- Complete your own personal 5K walk or run anytime between Friday, 5/29-Sunday, 6/7
- Please adhere to all social distancing regulations to stay safe!
- Snap a picture or video and tag us #VirtualWonderRun2020
- Have fun!
The Second Step
A way from violence to self-reliance
The WHJWC has been working with and volunteering regularly at Second Step where survivors are experiencing not only an increased risk of abuse, but also increased isolation and difficulty escaping danger. Second Step has been adapting their services in response to the current situation and are working closely with survivors to identify essential needs, connect them with resources and provide support. They need us now more than ever and funds raised from our "Virtual Wonder Run" will go towards their "Survivors Emergency Fund."
Family Promise Metrowest
Do you know that 8 years old is the average age of someone that is homeless in Massachusetts? The mission of Family Promise Metrowest is to transform the lives of families with children who are homeless by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education and comprehensive support. Due to COVID-19, they've had to adapt their usual method of sheltering families, which comes at a higher cost. The families they serve are also facing new unemployment. Please join us to raise critical funds to help their mission during this crisis.
The WHJWC would like to thank our generous 2019-2020 Corporate Sponsors: Brendon Properties, Needham Bank and The Teri Adler Group at Pinnacle Residential Properties, as well as our community partner Roche Bros.