As the cold weather rushed in, the winds blew and the snow finally began to fall we figured that it was time for a celebration. And what better way to celebrate this beautiful blessing than to host our first ever GEOMEER Gala! On February 29, we brought together the representatives from high schools, elementary schools, community leagues and businesses that helped make our projects such a success this year. Without their support, the projects wouldn’t have been as amazing as they were.
The evening featured two keynote speakers, a delicious three course meal from Rasoi Indian Grill and great conversation. The two speakers each told stories of the impact that Helping Hampers and Suit Up! had on the receiving families they personally knew. In addition, each of the participating schools, community leagues and businesses received a certificate of participation in the project and the book The Giving Tree by Shel Silverstein. We feel that like the tree, these kind people have taken the time to give selflessly to others in need. It was wonderful to celebrate with people who share a common goal: to help improve the lives of others in our community.
Now, you may be asking: what’s in store for GEOMEER in the next few months? Well, we are currently planning a 5k and 10k fun walk/run on June 23rd. We are teaming up with The Running Room, Aspen Gardens Community League, and other sponsors to make this race fantastic! If you are interested in helping to sponsor the event or to make donations, please contact Joshua Bateman or donate through our website. Specific information about the run will be available on The Running Room website shortly. It is a great way to be fit, have fun and contribute to a great cause. We hope to see you there!