It’s that time of year again – the Holiday’s are almost in full swing as we start running around decking halls, cooking meals and buying presents for our family and friends. It’s also a time for giving back to our community.
For me, philanthropy has always been an important part of my business as evidenced by my long-time support of the Boys & Girl’s Club of Ridgefield and other causes. And this year is no exception!
Hot off the heels of the Game Show Gala, Karla Murtaugh Homes is sponsoring the 37th Annual Thanksgiving Day 5K Turkey Trot and Fun Run, which draws nearly 3,500 runners and spectators to Ridgefield and is all set to go Thanksgiving morning at 8:00am. Registration is still open if you’d like to join us, and just think how much more food you can enjoy later in the day if you work out first thing in the morning?!
The Boys & Girl’s Club of Ridgefield is truly a gem located right in our own back yard. Among 4,300 Boys & Girls Clubs across the country, our Club was selected to receive the National Merit Award for Program Excellence in the core area of Health and Life Skills at the 112th National Conference held earlier in the year. The club also received accolades for its Tiger’s Paw Torch Club, which won two of the five national awards given to the middle school level programs this year; best national project for its “Linking Hearts and Hands” program, and also the “Service to Club and Community” award for its “We Are the Change,” penny-wars type fund-raiser that the entire club participated in.
I’m so proud to serve on the Club’s Board of Directors and support an organization that does so much for the youth of our community. Come join me and say hi on Thanksgiving morning as we celebrate the Giving Season.