The Peyty Foundation board and committee members have had some amazing meetings recently, and we can't wait for you to see what we have in store for 2017! Our New Year's resolution is to help as many children as possible, and that's where you come in! We are looking for volunteers, donations, and participants in our various fundraisers to help make this year successful! Reach out to us if you'd like to be part of it!
Here's a look at what's happening this year:
First, we'd like to officially welcome Holly Doraski as our new Director of Liaison! We are so excited to have her as part of our team! Holly brings a lot of fresh ideas to us, and we're excited to start putting them into action!
Some of the events we have planned this year include:
Ongoing: Peyty Banks
Keep collecting your spare change for your Peyty Banks. Check under couch cushions and car seats. Designate any change found in the laundry as part of your donation. Give up a Starbucks drink once a week and stash the money in the bank instead. We learned from our fundraiser with Meadowbrook Christian School in the fall that a little change can add up to a great donation!
February 10: Stall Day
Bri partnered with a local school for this fundraiser. The students bring in as much change as they can, and the teachers have to count it ALL before they can begin class! It's a win for the students and for us! If you think your local school would like to participate in a fundraiser like this, please let us know!
May 20: Bingo
We all know someone who's a Bingo fanatic. Invite them (and another friend or 10) to spend a few hours relaxing (or not, depending on how competitive you are!) and raising money for a great cause. Win some prizes and help some amazing kids out at the same time.
August 19: 5K Fun Run and Walk
Spend a Saturday morning with us! Get some exercise, raise awareness, and donate all at the same time! Bring a friend and catch up. Bring the kids and make it a family event. Run or walk. Push yourself or take your time. We'd love to see you. And don't worry about the water. We've got you covered!
September 23: Fall Fest
Kick off fall with the Peyty Foundation! Last year's fall fest was a learning experience! This year we want to be some of the first to celebrate the change in seasons with you! We have some incredible activities planned, and of course we'll be looking for vendors, so contact us if you're interested in setting up a table!
Also, the foundation is planning a "field trip" of sorts to a Special Needs Expo in Long Island on April 23rd. We are so excited to learn about some of the newest equipment available. It's important that we stay educated in order to provide our clients with the most appropriate devices!
Remember, this is just a quick idea of what to look forward to! Don't be surprised if we don't have more up our sleeves. Keep checking back here and on Facebook for more details!