Steps to S.E.E. Walkathon 2022

Mom and kid walk in forest

Steps to S.E.E. Walkathon is coming back! This year, our young S.E.E. participants throughout North Carolina and beyond will aim to walk 20 miles each and raise funds to help send their peers to S.E.E. summer camps! THANK YOU to all S.E.E. students, parents, and teachers last year for walking over 200 miles and raising over $25,000 for their program!

This year, during the months on March and April, let’s match and surpass that success gifting a S.E.E. summer camp experience to dozens of kids!

Steps to S.E.E. at a Glance

Between March 1 and April 30, S.E.E. students and friends in Asheville, Charlotte and Winston-Salem after school programs and beyond will rise up to the challenge to walk 20 miles each and solicit contributions to support them in raising funds for S.E.E. summer camps. Charlotte students will walk together weekly as well as independently and students and Asheville and Winston-Salem will choose the routes of their choice to walk. Each student is encouraged to link their miles tracking Strava account to their Just Giving fundraising page. S.E.E. program staff is their to help students create their accounts.

 

How Can I Contribute to S.E.E.?

Ready to support our kids and their efforts in walking and raising funds for their favorite program? Follow these simple steps:

  • Go to IFB Solutions’ Just Giving Steps to S.E.E. Walkathon – 2022 page at justgiving.com/campaign/SEE2022
  • Register and donate to one of the students’ fundraisers
  • Become a fundraiser yourself and share your fundraising page with your network! OR
  • OR donate or sponsor below!

 

Steps to S.E.E. Celebration at a Field Day – May 14, 2022

Join us on May 14 at Alexander Graham Middle School, 1800 Runnymede Ln, Charlotte, NC 28211 to celebrate success of the Steps to S.E.E. Walkathon! We will celebrate with field day activities such as tandem running and cycling, five-a-side soccer, and goalball. All Steps to S.E.E. walkers are invited to join us!

Interested in Supporting S.E.E. Year-Round?

Donations made online will automatically be sent to IFB Solutions.

Checks can be made out to IFB Solutions and mailed to:
ATTN: Ksenia Richards
IFB Solutions
7730 North Point Drive
Winston-Salem, NC 27106

 

Another way to support: Jay Hardwig’s New Book!

Jay Hardwig with his new book, Just MariaOur own Jay Hardwig, S.E.E. Program Manager in Asheville, has just published his first book, Just Maria! Congratulations, Jay! Just Maria is the story of Maria Romero, a blind sixth-grader who is trying her hardest to be normal. Her task is complicated by glass eyes, rutabagas, rubber chickens, and a child gone missing on the streets of Marble City. As you might guess, the spirit of our S.E.E. kids is strong in this book. Learn more, order a copy, or read Jay’s blog at jayhardwig.com.

Jay will donate a portion of proceeds from all sales of Just Maria during our Steps to S.E.E. fundraiser this spring to support our summer camps this summer. Support S.E.E. students going to camp by ordering your copy now!

 

 

 

 

About the S.E.E. After School Program

Photo of Hayes and Ben - two participants in the Charlotte S.E.E. programThe S.E.E. After School Program in Charlotte links K-12 students who are blind or visually impaired to a wide range of curriculum-focused programs that combine arts and crafts, music, cooking, assistive technology, and independent living skills to foster independence. These children need us now more than ever and with your help, we can be there for them.

Every dollar raised for S.E.E. allows IFB Solutions to provide life-changing programs and services that boost self-esteem, build confidence, and develop skills for work and life. Thank you for supporting our mission!

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BECOME A SPONSOR TODAY!

To sponsor our 2022 event, contact Ksenia Richards at krichards@ifbsolutions.org or 336-624-7448.

View our 2022 Sponsor Guide here.

 

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