On Saturday, September 17th, 2016, a group of Lawliners ventured to Prospect Park for the 12th Annual Race for the Kids - part of Nickelodeon’s Worldwide Day of Play.
The event, sponsored by Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC, hosted over 4,000 people and raised close to $500,000 to provide mentorship services to children all around NYC. Prior to the event, Lawline held our annual bake sale to raise money for the race. We brought in over $300 selling our homemade goodies to people throughout the building, and our total contribution was $531.
Our walking team consisted of Ann, Kathleen, Meredith C., and Alejandra, while Meredith D. ran the race (and set a personal record for her time!). We had perfect weather to walk through the park, and it was wonderful, as always, to see so many young kids having a blast with their Big Brothers and Big Sisters. At the end of the race, the park was full of activities for the kids – bouncy castles, climbing walls, music, and more – that made all of us nostalgic for childhood.
All in all, it was a great day in the park to spend time with coworkers and kids, and to exhibit the core values of Play and Care!
Meredith is the Director of Customer Experience at Lawline but has taken on a number of diverse roles within the company over the years, and has handled just about everything from managing customer databases to doing post-production work on courses. Since joining the Lawline team in 2012, she has gotten her MBA online, done some world traveling, and hand-fed an ostrich. She loves singing off-key in the car, shouting out the questions on ‘Jeopardy!’ and eating dessert first.