Walk the Walk Foundation (WTWF) invites the community to join them in making a positive difference in the lives of Anne Arundel county’s children in need by participating in The Walk, a fundraising event at the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre on Thursday, May 12, from 6-8 p.m. Registration is now open at www.wtwf.org for individuals and teams.
The Walk will raise awareness and funding to help WTWF continue reaching the youngest members of our community who face poverty on a daily basis. The event will feature a mile+ walk, family-friendly activities, live entertainment, small bites and a beer/wine garden provided by Towne Centre restaurants and more. Prizes and incentives begin for participants who achieve a minimum donation of $50, with the grand prize being a set of four Ravens tickets to any season home game of his or her choice for the individual who raises the highest donation total.
“Nearly 10,000 children in Anne Arundel County live below the federal poverty line,” said Kim Mitchell, co-founder of WTWF. “That alone spurs us to get into the community and encourage those who are able to help make a difference for these kids.”
This past Christmas, Walk the Walk hosted a holiday drive that provided gifts for nearly 1,100 local children, and in the fall more than 600 children received backpacks filled with school supplies. According to Anne Arundel County Department of Social Services Office of Community Initiatives and Programs, WTWF is one of the largest donors to children in the county.
The Walk will begin and conclude in the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre’s center island. The minimum donation to participate is $10 per person. Registrants can participate as an individual or as the member of a team. The foundation encourages anyone who is unable to participate to make a donation sponsoring a former WTWF recipient to join in the evening activities.
Greenberg Gibbons (management company of the Waugh Chapel Towne Centre) and several merchants have teamed up with the foundation to sponsor the event, donate proceeds as well as event incentives, and host event activities. WTWF thanks our top event sponsors for supporting both the foundation and the community: Superior Paving Corporation, Patuxent Companies, Reliable Contracting, and Children’s Dentistry and Orthodontics at Waugh Chapel Towne Centre. We also thank Waugh Chapel Towne Centre and The Villages at Waugh Chapel for hosting The Walk.
Walk the Walk Foundation is a Maryland based 501(c)(3) nonprofit focused on benefiting local children in need. We partner with professionals, volunteers, donors, and other nonprofits whose focus fits our mission of creating a cycle of giving within the community.