This Saturday, March 9th, Kids for a Better Future will be holding its sixth annual walkathon at Prospect Park. All proceeds will benefit Women for Afghan Women and their efforts to bring shelter, education, and the protection of rights to needy children in Afghanistan.
Kids for a Better Future, an organization founded by Cobble Hill resident Akash Mehte when he was just nine years old, has organized an annual walk for the last six years. Each year, he supports a different group which raises funds and awareness for children in need around the globe.
Councilmember Brad Member and his daughter Rosa have gotten behind the cause and are spreading the word. Rosa will be walking on Saturday and invites others to join in helping Akash meet his goal of $5,000.
So what can you do to help?
If you’d like to walk, email Akash Mehta at firstname.lastname@example.org or call (718) 623-2611 to register. Set a fundraising goal and find some sponsors! Print out a sponsorship form here. And if you can’t make the walk, help spread the word– download posters here.
The walk starts at 1:00 p.m. on Saturday March 9, and participants will meet at 12:30 at 9th Street and Park Drive. They’ll walk one loop of Park Drive.
Photo via Kids For a Better Future