Baby Basics' 5th Annual Walking Challenge
Baby Basics’ 5th annual Walking Challenge will be hosted on Saturday, January 25, 2014 at the North Collier Regional Park on Livingston Road in Naples. Baby Basics’ Walking Challenge is open to all ages and includes a 1.5 to 6-mile walk in park to increase public awareness about Baby Basics, a volunteer organization that provides free diapers and kindness to over 345 infants and toddlers from low-income, working families in Collier County and Bonita Springs. Last year, more than 200 people attended the Challenge, which raised about $26,000 for Baby Basics. The entry fee for Baby Basics’ Walking Challenge is $20 for one walker and a child and $10 for additional children. On-site registration for the Walking Challenge begins at 8:30 a.m. and the Challenge begins at 9:30 a.m. Brunch will be served following the Challenge and will be provided by Wynn’s Catering and McDonald’s. Baby Basics’ 5th annual Walking Challenge is sponsored by Arthrex and Naples Daily News. Those interested in participating or sponsoring this consistently popular, family-friendly event are encouraged to register in advance by visiting www.babybasicscollier.org/baby-basics-walking-challenge. Baby Basics of Collier County was founded in 2004 and has impacted over 1,600 families in Collier County and Bonita Springs since it began. Families interested in the program are referred from local social service agencies and are screened for qualification. To participate in the program, families must meet certain criteria - which include at least one working parent or guardian, demonstrated financial need, and the family may not be receiving federal or state cash assistance. Those families who meet the criteria come to the closest distribution site to pick up a free supply of diapers. Volunteers greet the families, help them select the proper size, and provide information about the next distribution and other opportunities for supportive services. Baby Basics is a 100% volunteer organization, and all donations, and sponsorship funds except those specifically earmarked for administrative costs, are used to purchase diapers. For more information about Baby Basics or to register now for Baby Basics’ 5th annual Walking Challenge, please visit www.BabyBasicsCollier.org.
North Collier Regional Park
15000 Livingston Road, Naples, Florida, Naples, FL 34110