SARATOGA SPRINGS – All the qualities that make you think: ‘I want to be more like that’; and ‘I want to live in a world with more like that’ were celebrated on Thursday, March 30, at Prime at Saratoga National as Wellspring ( visit wellspringcares.org ) honored Changemakers: Individuals and groups that made a difference. A lasting difference in local people’s quality of life.
Simply put: A leg up- a boost to some of society’s most vulnerable.
Wellspring is there 24/7/365 for the people who need it. For those who need comprehensive, supportive services. These are people victims of domestic violence and sexual assault. But also forward-thinking in the sense that they provide prevention education to our community, and advocate for the necessary social change to achieve an ambitious, indeed game-changing mission: To End Relationship and Sexual Abuse in Saratoga County.
It was with the gratitude for the good works that have been done to date – yet with the realization that much work remains – that the main ballroom of Saratoga National was swelled this evening. They bid generously on items such as a week of day camp at Camp Chingachgook, an original painting by Frankie Flores, and a great cross-section of goodies donated by community business and service providers. MC’s Walt Adams and Wellspring Executive Director Maggie Fronk kept the festivities lively and yet educational.
Why I Earn my Money Department: Changemakers Mark Baker, Dale Easter and John Baker with Certified Planet Arthur Crowd Pleaser Marti LaDue – the smiling face you have seen at the Saratoga County Chamber Welcome Booth outside Congress Park!