Make a difference in a child’s life (walking for Love 146 update)

The Fleck family | SimpleKids.net

We love walking! We are blessed to live in an area that is foot traffic friendly. Getting outdoors for a long walk around town or heading to the woods for a hike are some of our favorite family times, plus we really love getting in some extra exercise this way. Hooray for family fitness!

This summer, the kids and I have even more incentive than usual to walk. We have extra pep in our steps because we’re raising money for Love146 and have pledged to walk 146 miles this summer in order to raise awareness and funds for the fight against child trafficking.

I love the idea of Tread on Trafficking because it gives us something we can do to help. Our steps, and the generous donations to Love 146, make a difference in the life of a child and helps protect vulnerable boys and girls all over the world.

This is a lesson I hope my kids learn and take to heart. There is something they can do. There are ways to help. And, even as children, they can make a difference, too.

The kids and I would love your support! We’ve never done anything like this before and we’re half way through the summer but not quite half way to our goals for miles walked or money raised. We’re feeling challenged but optimistic.

June Fleck Feet for Love 146 update | SimpleKids.net

We are hoping the improved weather improves our efforts with the miles walked. We appreciate prayers, good thoughts, and encouragement as we work toward our financial goal.

If you feel moved to donate, you can do so at our fund raising page here. Thank you!

146 Miles this Summer for Love146 (update)

Fleck Feet for Love 146 June update | SimpleKids.netThis summer, the kids and I have even more incentive to walk than usual. We have extra pep in our steps because we’re raising money for Love146 and have pledged to walk 146 miles this summer in order to raise awareness and funds for the fight against child trafficking.

May saw our feet hitting the pavement (and the trails and the fields) for a total of 19.7 miles. That was pretty good, considering the weather didn’t exactly cooperate with us (we don’t walk on stormy days).

However, so far June has seen us log in even more miles. The skies are sunny, we’re eager to get out and about, and there are plenty of fun things to do and see in June. I think it’s going to be our best walking month yet!

May miles walked for Love146 | SimpleKids.net [Read more…]

Why we walk | 146 Miles for Love146

Why we walk | SIMPLEKIDS

Ah, warm weather days and sunny skies! Such a welcome thing after those long cold months, right? Even a spring thunderstorm is nice. Dodging a few raindrops is worth it after that winter.

There’s not much I love more on a gorgeous day than sliding my feet into my favorite pair of walking shoes and hitting the pavement with my family.

We are blessed that the small town where we live has lots of parks and well kept sidewalks. For us it is easy to get out and about while leaving the minivan in the driveway and using the power of our own two feet to get where we need to go.

But, beyond convenience and saving on gas money, taking walks has become an important part of our family’s culture, enriching our lives in many ways.

Here are just a few of the ways walking improves our lives, plus at the bottom of the post I’m sharing a special reason why the kids and I are more excited than ever to put on our walking shoes and start racking up the miles.

[Read more…]