The Atwood-O'Bell household will be participating in a charity 5K sponsored by the Wellesley Hills Junior Women's Club (WHJWC). All proceeds raised will be contributed directly to The Second Step and Family Promise Metrowest (read more below!). Unfortunately these times have been even more challenging for those facing domestic violence and/or homelessness.
How it works: Feel free to join our team "in spirit" by running (or jogging, walking, strolling or scootering) your own 5K any time between this Friday, May 29 and Sunday June 7. Or just contribute any monetary amount toward our team that suits you even if you don't do the physical part :) Please adhere to all social distancing regulations and stay safe! Have fun, and thanks in advance.
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.