Sunday, November 7th marked the 150th Anniversary of the New York City Marathon. What’s more, there were 11 charity runners representing #TeamGladney on the course and 3 additional supporters who also raised funds as part of #TeamGladney! Our team included adoptive parents, adoptive grandparents, and friends genuinely supporting the mission of adoption! To run the race, it took a great deal of courage and commitment. It took even more dedication and eagerness to advocate and fundraise in support of Gladney’s mission. #TeamGladney went above and beyond, raising nearly $50,000!
Leverage your social networks, corporate connections, and other affiliations to build a brand of advocates for adoption. The most effective way to enhance Gladney’s presence in the community begins with our existing advocates: YOU.
COVID has taken on a completely different meaning. After 51 days in quarantine, I have learned to put my purpose over panic. The first few weeks in quarantine were pure chaos; swarming with uncertainty. Despite hearsay of what the future holds, I know one thing must continue – my role as a working mother. Being home made my role no different than any other day. Sure, there was a change by working remote and being with my children 24-hours, but with a routine, everything and everyone fell in place.