Monday, April 29, 2013

Special Event April 2013: Miracle Miles for Kids

This was one of our favorite Mindful Mothers events yet!

We had 6 families join the Mindful Mothers team at the midway water stations for the 10th annual Miracle Miles for Kids Run. The kids got to be "official volunteers" (complete with t-shirts!) and had a blast handing out water to the runners and picking up the discarded cups. What kid doesn't love running up and down the beach?! It was also a great opportunity to talk with our kids about being part of a greater community, and what it means to give back. Knowing that our efforts were directly impacting other children in our community really hit home.

Family Care Network would also like to thank all the participants and volunteers who participated in this years MM4K. FCNI broke their previous records with over 2,500 participants and over $175,000 raised to help to meet needs of over 900 children in foster care in SLO and Santa Barbara counties. The funds help provide housing, clothing, mentoring, life skills development, extra-curricular activities and therapeutic services.