The 11th Annual Pawling Resource Center (PRC) Walk-a-Thon is scheduled for Saturday, September 22, with walkers teaming up to help raise funds in support of PRC programs, especially transportation services. The PRC is encouraging a bit of friendly competition as it invites colleagues and co-workers to form teams to raise funds through support for individual participants. The team that raises the most money for the PRC will receive a grand prize that will be shareable with each team member. They will also offer a prize for the individual who raises the most dollars in support of the PRC mission to help community members in need. The “Walk So They May Ride” event is the PRC’s major fundraiser.
Transportation services are a signature program of the Resource Center. This year, the PRC provided 928 seniors with transportation to medical appointments, 340 rides to the grocery store and the PRC food pantry, and delivered food to 28 homebound individuals. These numbers continue to grow annually. That is why it is “crucial for us to raise the funds necessary to support these services,” says Executive Director Terry Ariano. Director Ariano also indicates that corporate sponsorships for this event are being sought in support of PRC efforts to provide a much-needed safety net for Pawling families, children, and seniors in need of a helping hand.
Following the Walk-a-Thon, walkers and sponsors are invited to participate in a “Thank You For Your Support” barbeque on the grounds of the Resource Center at 126 East Main Street. Prizes will be awarded at this time.
Community members who wish to form a team, walk individually, or become a sponsor, may contact Terry Ariano for information about participating in the annual fundraiser. Inquiries may be made by calling (845) 855-3459 during normal business hours. Additional information may be found on the Pawling Resource Center website at PawlingResourceCenter.org.