Three and a half years ago, after running an outreach program for Good Samaritan, Paula (Sedillo) Wise, decide to invest her own time and treasure to continue and expand the Tennies for Tots program, As a working single mom most people would have reasoned that it was probably not the wisest investment in her future and it was surely more than she had time for. But that year, with no nonprofit experience, Paula supplied over 2500 kids under the age of 5 enrolled in Head Start programs in Prescott and Flagstaff with new pairs of shoes and socks. And with help of friends, family, and a great natural knack for social media Paula has built on those numbers ever since.
Tennies For Tots currently has a website under construction and hopes to be online in 90 days. Until then T4T Facebook presence gives you a wonderful feeling for what they are accomplishing. It also provides info on how you can help build this all-volunteer organization. Also an application to make donations eligible for the state tax credit has been filed and we have our fingers crossed we get that OK before the tax deadline, so if you haven’t committed those funds to someone please give T4T some thought.