25% of $10,000 goal
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Love Saves Lives Walk 2023
Saturday, October 14th, 12:00 PM – 2:00 PM EDT
PARKING: Parking will be clearly marked the day of the event and is available on a first come first serve basis in the Women Center Parking Lot. Additional parking is available across the street in the Ivan hill side-facing Hartford Cleaners parking lot and on the street. Volunteers and Staff can park behind the building in the parking lot accessible by Birch street. Refer to the image below for a Map out of parking. CHECK IN/ REGISTRATION: There will be a tent located directly in front of our center building where you will go to check in for the walk. Team Leaders will hand in their completed Team Roster Forms at this station. Those that are not a part of a team but plan on walking should check in at this station to get signed in. DONATIONS/FUNDRAISING: Walkers can hand in their donations (Cash/Checks) at the donation table. Checks can be made out to Caring Families. Those wishing to donate using a card will be able to through our fundraising site. The fundraising site is live now and will be live up until the end of the day on October 31st. Even after the walk I encourage you to continue to share your fundraising links with friends and family and encourage them to donate even more. The fundraising website can also be easily reached by going to www.carefamilies.com and clicking the LoveSavesLives Tab in the menu section. T SHIRTS: There are three types of T-Shirts available this year for the walk. (See picture above). Those interested in T Shirts can purchase a t-shirt the day of the walk for $20 donation at the T-Shirt table in the Walker's Hub with cash or a check made out to Caring Families. Those who pre-ordered a Walk T-Shirt will pick up their shirts at this station as well. REFRESHMENTS: We will be serving Apple Cider and Fall themed donuts for walk participants at the food and beverage station located in the walker's hub. Coffee and Water will also be available. RESTROOMS: There are two restrooms located inside the center. They will be marked with signage. Walk Route: We will be walking around Willimantic and starting/ending the walk route at our center located on 37 IVANHILL St. in Willimantic, CT. Refer to the picture of the walk route above or read the directions below to learn more about the route. START: 37 IVANHILL ST. Willimantic, CT -Turn Right up Ivanhill Street and walk towards the top of the street. -At the stop sign, continue straight up Ivanhill Street. -At the top of the street, turn right onto Prospect Street and walk straight. -Continue down Prospect Street until you reach the intersection of Prospect and High Street. -At the stop sign, turn right onto High Street and continue straight towards Main St. -At the end of the Street, turn right onto Main St. and continue straight towards Ivanhill Street. -At the Pedal Bike Shop, turn Right onto the dirt road and continue straight towards the Center. END: 37 IVANHILL ST. Willimantic, CT
Caring Families' Annual Love Saves Lives Walk, has been rescheduled for Saturday Oct 14th, from 12-2 pm. !!!
Our Walk will begin and end at our center located at 37 Ivan Hill St. Willimantic CT.
We'll be walking for 2 this year. One mile for the mom and one mile for their child. We know first hand that there are many obstacles in the way of a women today, deciding to parent her child. We are committed to doing everything we can to let our clients know there are real supports and people waiting to see them succeed!
Imagine how great it would be, if hundreds of us gathered together in Willimantic, walking in solidarity and showing the community that there are so many caring people who are supporting women through their pregnancies and beyond! Even if you haven't yet been involved in our walk, this October is the perfect time to impact the community in a meaningful way.
There are many ways you can get involved in this year's walk
You can register to walk very quickly and share the campaign with friends and families through email, text or social media.
You can create or join a team, and leverage your church, neighbors and friends to help even more women and their families than ever before. Ask them to support the great work we are doing.
You can donate to the walk, either directly to Caring Families, or by sponsoring a person who is already walking. There, we share how a donation today will immediately start helping the clients we serve.
We want this to be a great time, in the midst of everything happening around us, for friends and families to come together and support the life changing, life saving work being done throughout Connecticut.
Won't you help us make this an October to remember?
Your continued support and participation in our fundraising events truly makes a difference!
If you have any questions regarding this year’s walk please feel free to contact Michaela Grimaldi by phone (860-786-1124) or by email at [email protected]