On top of the Stroller Warriors Global Outreach initiatives, several of our chapters organized outreach initiatives for numerous local causes:
The Stroller Warriors Charleston had the opportunity to host a resource table on two separate occasions—once at an MFLC informational event and another at a squadron family event hosted by the Logistics Readiness Squadron. The leadership spoke about Stroller Warriors and its mission to over 300 military members, military spouses, and individuals from base supporting agencies.
The chapter also organized several donation drives—collecting food items to assemble Thanksgiving meal baskets for Katie’s Krops, by making and packaging 100 peanut butter and jelly sandwiches for the Low Country Blessing Box Project, by collecting 25 toys for Toys for Tots, and by donating over 15 dozen cookies to the Charleston Spouses Club for Operation Cookie Drop.
SW Charleston also presented at a local school’s STEM team explaining the biomechanics of running, and how a runner’s kinetic energy can be used to charge small devices.
Kaneohe Bay, Pearl Harbor and Schofield Barracks:
For the past several years, the SW chapters in Hawaii have collaborated and organized a silent auction benefitting Project Hawaii— a local nonprofit that provides services to over 1600 people annually across the Big Island of Hawaii, O’ahu, and Maui. Items for the auction were donated by chapter members, friends of SW, and local businesses. The auction was a smashing success that raised $1,589 for Project Hawaii.
Stroller Warriors Kaneohe Bay continued keeping their beloved location clean with their monthly beach clean-up events at Fort Hase. During the November and December holiday months, the chapter organized a week-long food donation drive for the Hawaii Food Bank and a toy collection for Toys for Tots—collecting 40 canned goods and 21 toy items.
At the end of the summer mini-miles celebration event, Stroller Warriors Cherry Point organized a book drive for Carteret Partnership for Children—a local community organization that provides free books for children and supplies doctor’s offices with free books for children. Members donated 73 books for the cause!
Stroller Warriors Virginia Beach organized an outreach event for We Finish Together— a nonprofit that collects donated medals and adds inspirational tags to them to each medal before delivering them to individuals in need of a reminder that we are not alone. In total, the chapter donated 53 medals/creative tags for the organization.
In collaboration with November Project Virginia Beach, Team RWB Hampton Roads, and Run 757, 92 pounds of Halloween candy was donated to the USO of Hampton Roads and Central Virginia.
In order to work with an early drop off date, Stroller Warriors Yorktown organized a December toy collection for Toys for Tots at each December workout. Chapter members donated 25 items for Toys for Tots.
Thank you Stroller Warriors for our commitment to putting service before self and building stronger communities! Interested in joining? Please visit our website or our social media page to find a Stroller Warriors chapter near you!