RE-Energized for the New Year

So it’s been a few weeks (the entire holiday season!) since I’ve written a post – we had a pretty busy fall and I needed to take a break. Step back. Evaluate what we accomplished. Think about what we could improve. Identify new opportunities. And also become re-motivated and re-energized for this new year. Our primary goals are the same.

I hope to continue pushing Ben’s Toy Closet, the giving program where we gift adapted toys and switches to kids with motor impairment. I intend to expand our reach and get new toys to new kids! And have reached out to local media to promote our message and mission to help us do just that.

I hope to identify new event opportunities such as the first annual Ben’s Bowl-A-Thon coming up on March 11 at St Charles Bowl. This will be a fun family-friendly bowling event with food, raffles and prizes. You can find more information here. And if you’re able to donate a raffle prize, click here. That would be awesome and much appreciated!

I’d like to get more service groups together and get out in the community like we did with the dinner service at Ronald McDonald House. You can expect to see another one of these this spring/summer, but at the Winfield location so it’s more convenient!

I’m also working on some more exciting things for this year! And hopefully will have an announcement soon as it becomes more final.

The bottom line – I want to continue to support families with kids who are like Ben was. I want to continue to do acts of service in his name, and represent him well. I’d like to provide monetary donations to organizations that supported us in Ben’s journey. I’d like to re-engage with the community and increase volunteer involvement in our events/initiatives ... growing Ben's Team!

Thank you all for your support last year. And here's to a strong 2018!

Elizabeth G Parenting Team Parenting Contributor