Walk With Me Goes Virtual raises $161,000 for young children with disabilities
We asked for your support and you came through in a big way!
Although we couldn’t hold our 12th annual Walk With Me in person, as of March 31, your support of Walk With Me Goes Virtual helped us raise $161,467 for children with disabilities. We can’t thank you enough for your support at such a critical time for the children and families we serve.
As Walk With Me transitioned to a virtual platform for this year’s event, our supporters started nearly 50 Facebook fundraising campaigns to benefit Southwest Human Development this month and raised over $11,000 – most of it just in the past week!
In addition to raising money, several our individual supporters and partners like American Furniture Warehouse, the Arizona Coyotes, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona, Century 21, Delta Dental of Arizona and many others showed their support for Walk With Me Goes Virtual through social media. By posting pictures of themselves walking, running, swimming or participating in their own way, #WalkGoesVirtual proved to raise awareness and bring our community together online.
“We are so inspired by the support that our community has shown us over the past couple of weeks,” said Jake Adams, Southwest Human Development’s chief development officer. “We couldn’t come together in person due to the current circumstances, but our supporters stepped up and came together online to really make an impact for children with disabilities.”
Check out some of our programs that will benefit from this year’s Walk With Me fundraising:
- Assistive Technology/ADAPT Shop
- Autism Services/DIRFloortime®
- Developmental and Psychological Evaluations
- Feeding Services
- Inclusion Program
- Side By Side Program
- Smooth Way Home
- Therapy Services (OT, PT, ST)