Co-Chairs of the Annual Appeal

Kathie and Allan Rawson, Co-Chairs of the Annual Appeal

Dear Family, Friends, Neighbors and Business Associates:

Northeast Opportunities for Wellness, Inc. (NOW) was created five short years ago by a group of dedicated individuals from within our 10-town area who realized there were many disadvantaged children in our community who could greatly benefit from professional training and education in the areas of sports, fitness, and nutrition.

Long before the formation of NOW, we witnessed with great concern, an increasing number of children who choose to no longer participate in youth sports. Many times this decision was made due to their lack of physical fitness and/or insufficient financial means. NOW’s mission is to provide ALL children, regardless of financial resources, equal opportunities to achieve and maintain youth wellness, beginning at an early age. We strongly believe NOW will help to provide each child we serve a set of valuable lifetime skills in addition to a sense of purpose, direction and feeling of belonging.

Each year NOW conducts a series of free sports clinics in soccer, football, basketball, hockey, lacrosse, baseball, running and cheerleading. Fitness and nutrition training is an integral part of every event we host and/or scholarship children into. We also participate in weekly summer camps, which offer scholarships with up to 95% of the cost being subsidized by NOW.

Although we are a relatively new 501(c)(3), we have already served thousands of children! We have a very committed, energetic, generous Board of Directors, committee members and Youth Advisory Group, who enthusiastically share their time and talents. In addition, our Board of Directors stands behind their commitment, providing monetary donations to NOW as well, at the incredible giving rate of 100%.

It is our hope to expand our outreach program, so that we may better identify children with the greatest need. We would also like to include children with special needs, expand our facilities, and offer other healthy activities, including family healthy cooking classes, safety training for coaches and more!

We invite you to get to know us by browsing this website and/or calling us at 1-888-940-4NOW. We ask that you consider donating to our cause, so that we may continue to help those less fortunate than so many of us are. Any donation, either large or small would be greatly appreciated. Thank you for your help!

Allan & Kathie Rawson
NOW Annual Campaign Chairpersons
Help us continue to provide fitness and wellness to the families of the Quiet Corner of Connecticut!