In early November, I took a walk with the Executive Director of Tri4Schools, Katie Hensel. We talked about our work, our families, and our community.
Despite spending almost all of our time at home, we both expressed the pervasive sense of homesickness for the time before the pandemic, our school year programs, and the joy of watching young people grow.
What if there were some way to connect with our community that would help children and families through the isolation of the winter months while keeping everyone safe. Family Winter Quest was born!
Together, we put together a list of 25 cozy, winter activities. We tried to make sure that every activity could be done with common household items to make the event accessible and free to play. We reached out to local artists, artisans, and businesses to put together Goody Boxes that donate a portion of the proceeds to support programs serving children in our community.
Now, we need you! The success of our endeavor will be shown in how well we are able to reach out and connect with our community, support children and families and see them through the coming months.
Family Winter Quest runs the whole month of February, and features winter bucket list bingo challenges, live stream meet-ups, and some friendly competition with excellent prizes.