Thank you for visiting our fundraising page for this year's "1,000 Miles for The Learning Tree" bike ride.
Children with developmental disabilities who engage in challenging behaviors face obstacles that require specialized help. At The Learning Tree, Inc. we are meeting those challenges by providing: residential services for those who need intensive assistance, fully inclusive preschool services at our Little Tree Preschools, day school services at Woody's Song, and help for other agencies through our Consultation and Support Services program. We serve more than 190 students in our seven programs in Alabama.
Each April, a team of cyclists and support persons hit the road for a 1,000 mile bike ride across the Southeast to raise funds for the Little Tree Preschools and Woody's Song, in addition to promoting awareness for children with developmental disabilities and our services for them. This year, eight riders, comprised of dedicated staff from four of our programs, will leave Jacksonville, AL on April 22 and wind its way southward across Alabama, then east across Florida; before turning back westward to Mobile, AL, arriving on May 1. Ten days: 1,000 miles of pedaling, many gallons of Gatorade, untold numbers of protein bars, jars of peanut butter, lots of hummus, and several jars of lubrication for the rider's rear ends; all for a very worthy cause.
Team Jacksonville's consist of Pat Murphy, Jamie Logan, and Nicole Dieckow and their goal is to raise $35,000 as its share of the total organizational goal of $100,000 for this year's campaign. We invite you to help us meet this goal by contributing either online here at Firstgiving, or by direct donation to:
The Learning Tree, Inc., P.O. Box 908, Jacksonville, AL 36265. Donations should be directed to Lisa Ann Spurling, Coordinator of Resource Development.