Join the nation's #1, one-day athletic event raising funds for youth. Ride 25, 50 or 100 scenic miles throughout Southeastern Massachusetts, all while raising funds to support at-risk kids. The Wonderfund is incredibly excited to be one of the 50 organizations to benefit from the Ride. If the Wonderfund can meet our $150,000 fundraising goal, the Rodman Ride will match the goal by 3%.
100% of every dollar raised will go directly to kids in our community.
We need riding teams!
Register today at: http://dcf.kintera.org/2017
Dear Colleagues and Friends,
Please consider offering a financial donation to support the Wonderfund's participation in the 2017 Rodman Ride For Kids event, to take place Saturday, September 23, 2017 in Foxboro, MA.
The annual event benefits many children’s charities, including the DCF Kids Fund. This is the 27th year of the Rodman Ride and the 14th year that the Wonderfund is participating.
The Wonderfund is a non-profit 501c3 charity created in 1998 to serve as a resource for abused and neglected children in the care of the Massachusetts Department of Children and Families (DCF). The DCF Kids Fund’s goal is to raise $150,000 through our participation in the 2017 Rodman Ride. To meet the needs of the thousands of children we serve across the Commonwealth, we must raise the bar and aim high with our goal. Currently, DCF is servicing over 52,000 children including over 10,000 children in foster care.
The funds we raise through our participation in the 2017 Rodman Ride For Kids are vital to the Wonderfund’s being able to continue to provide these thousands of children with programs so vital to their lives.
The Wonderfund programs include:
With financial hardships many of our families face, the Wonderfund is being increasingly relied upon to provide these very important programs for these thousands of children. When a child gets to play on a sports team, take music lessons, receive SAT or tutoring, attend summer camp to build skills in many areas, we are helping the child to reach toward his or her full potential. Especially for these children who are all facing very difficult life circumstances, these enrichment opportunities pave the way for a better today and a more hopeful tomorrow for each and every child.
Rodman Ride For Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity that raises funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk children in Massachusetts. All expenses associated with the Ride event (less than 3 %) are underwritten, so 100% of your donation will directly benefit the Wonderfund. In addition, the Rodman Ride organization will match your donation, which will help the Wonderfund even more in our efforts to provide important and beneficial programs to the children involved with DCF. This means that for every $1 you donate, the Wonderfund will receive more than $1 for the vital programs we provide for the over 50,000 kids.
Your donation would have a profound and very personal impact on the lives of thousands of very deserving children.
If you would like to make a donation to support our cause, the donated check should be made out to:
“Rodman Ride For Kids / Wonderfund, Inc.”
and sent to my attention:
Ms. Jennifer Kitchenham, Executive Director, Wonderfund, Inc.
600 Washington Street, Floor 6
Boston, MA 02111 .
Click here to donate online and indicate you want to support the DCF Kids Fund.
Thank you very much for your consideration. By joining together, we can improve the lives of vulnerable children across the Commonwealth. Thank you again. I look forward to hearing from you.
Executive Director, Wonderfund, Inc.