What... (i.e. camp, dance class, birthday party)
        
 
Pick a NYMetroParents Region: All Regions   Manhattan    Brooklyn    Queens    Westchester    Rockland   Fairfield    Nassau    Suffolk  

Resources

   

KIDS HELPING KIDS: TRIKE-A-THON FOR ST. JUDE'S

     Home  >  Articles  > CHARITABLE CAUSES
by Jenna Glatzer

Related: trike-a-thon, St. Jude, long island, suffolk county, new york, kiwanis club, No Drama Mamas, ,


Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events

Have you been looking for a way to show your kids what charity means, or how they can make a difference for others? Here's your chance. For the second year in a row, the Centereach/Selden Kiwanis Club and the Suffolk County moms' group The No Drama Mamas are running a Trike-A-Thon to benefit St. Jude Children's Research Hospital.

Trike-A-Thon for St. Jude Children's Research Hospital

With parents' help, kids can ask for sponsors to donate in advance online or in person, or parents can give a donation at the event. The kids can ride trikes, bikes, or scooters around a track at Heritage Park - or for really young ones, parents can pull them along in wagons or strollers. All riders must wear helmets. They can ride the track as many times as they like, and afterwards they'll enjoy great outdoor activities: a DJ, bounce houses, face painting, tattoos, and more. Adults can also participate in a 50/50 raffle and a Chinese auction.

"Last year's event was a blast," says Centereach/Selden Kiwanis Club president Melanie Keister. "The parents did a great job helping their children understand that this was about kids helping kids."

St. Jude is the only pediatric cancer hospital where there are no out-of-pocket costs for families; they are never billed for anything not covered by insurance. The hospital endorses the Trike-A-Thon and offers bike safety tips for kids. Last year's event raised $5,000 for St. Jude and another $250 for a local family in need; organizers expect to far surpass those numbers this year.

If you're interested in donating items or gift certificates to the auction, or donating your creative services (juggling? magic? singing group?), get in touch with Keister at [email protected]. You can also write to her to register your children in advance, and to set up a web page where you can ask for donations on your child's behalf.

 

Details

Where:  Heritage Park on County Road 83 and Route 25A in Mount Sinai, NY

When: June 5, 2-5pm

How much: $10 minimum donation requested for first child; $5 each for additional children

For more information: www.stjude.org/trike or [email protected]

 

 

Also see: Suffolk County, Long Island Family Activities: Top Picks for June

Our Online Calendar, for even more upcoming family events on Long Island and in the NYC area

 

Find the top things to do this month with kids in the NYC area in our Calendar of Events


Get Your FREE Indoor Activity eGuide!

More CHARITABLE CAUSES Articles

Celebrate Halloween With Spirit of Children

Trick-or-Treat for UNICEF
Josh Lucas Plays Ping Pong for Charity
Fundraising Walks in the New York City Area
Where to Volunteer with Your Kids in Manhattan

Be a good fellow parent and share this with a friend who would be interested
Email Friend

Local CHARITABLE CAUSES Sponsors

Tender Age PT
1227-2 Montauk Hwy
Oakdale, NY
631-218-1545
Tender Age PT provides therapies to children birth...

Clowns.com
Proudly Serving Westchester, Long Island, Queens, Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx
NY
718-971-5862
#1 in Kids Entertainment Professional Kids Enterta...

Harbor Country Day School
17 Three Sisters Road
St James, NY
631-584-5555
Harbor's Summer Camp and Workshops represent a uni...

Language Workshop for Children
212-628-2700
The Language Workshop for Children is the oldest a...

Imagination Pre-School
380 Nicolls Rd
Stony Brook, NY
631-246-5269
Our goal is for Imagination Pre-School to be a ple...
See Our CHARITABLE CAUSES Directory

local zones

Nassau

Nassau cont.

Suffolk

Suffolk cont.

Westchester

Westchester cont.

Fairfield

Rockland

Rockland cont.

Queens

Queens cont.

Brooklyn

Brooklyn cont.

Manhattan

Copyright 2014 NY Metro Parents Magazine Site Design: THE VOICE