Waterloo (May 27, 2019) - On Sunday May 5, more than 600 people walked through a beautiful stretch of the Avon Trail and Mennonite Countryside while they talked about children’s mental health at Lutherwood’s Steps for Kids. Today, the children's mental health service agency announced its annual event surpassed its goal by raising more than $135,000, with donations still coming in.
“We are very fortunate to have so much support from our community,” said Chris Sellers, spokesperson for Lutherwood Child and Family Foundation. “Steps for Kids is a very special event where our community learns about children's mental health, children and youth see the support from within our community, and the stigma of struggling with mental health takes a big hit. 100% of the funds we raised will go directly toward the programs and resources that help children and youth feel supported and be optimistic about their future.”
“The more we learn about mental health, talk about it and show our support, the more likely our children and youth will reach out and get the support they need,” he added. If you are concerned about your child’s mental health, Front Door is a great first step.
Mark your calendars for next year’s Steps for Kids event taking place on Sunday May 3, 2020.
"I focus on children and youth because they don't have the experience to cope with life's challenges that the rest of us do. They are our future, and I think it is important that we support them to keep their hopes and dreams alive."