#GivingTuesday

Dear MOMentum Cheerleaders, Now that your feet are recovered from the mall madness of Black Friday and your fingers are no longer swollen from typing away on Cyber Monday, it’s time to fill your heart and soul. You guessed it: Giving Tuesday! As the year wraps up, we at MOMentum continue to work toward our goals. We are so thankful for you. Giving Tuesday is a day that comes once a year when we all focus on the joy of giving to foundations such as ours in an effort to better the world we live in. MOMentum has so many wonderful and exciting things to announce. We have partnered with The Trust for Public Land, Seattle Parks Foundation, and the Seattle Parks Department to install four parks in underserved areas in Seattle by 2016! When it comes to health and wellness, the United States is in crisis. By installing fitness equipment in parks, we will increase opportunities for people from all walks of life to improve health and wellness. To honor the mom in your life, give here! It continues to be an honor to fight the obesity epidemic by putting exercise equipment in front of park playgrounds so moms and caretakers can work out while keeping a watchful eye on the children. We have some big projects coming up around the bend that we will be announcing soon: new parks, new board members, and new ways to make a difference. To learn more about MOMentum, visit us at www.momentumeverywhere.org. Thank you for your support, Paige Green Dunn Co-Founder and President of...

GiveBIG Today!

Dear MOMentum Supporters, I’m proud to say we have installed equipment in three parks: Les Gove in Auburn, Marymoor Park in Redmond, and Bitter Lake Reservoir Park in North Seattle. I’m excited to announce the fourth will be Bellevue Park this fall. These park installations only happen through donations, and I need your help! I hope you will consider donating. Every penny counts, and no donation is too small—or too big. 🙂 MOMentum partners with the Seattle Parks Foundation, our fiscal sponsor, which gives us 501(c)(3) status. I’m thrilled to announce that MOMentum is participating in The Seattle Foundation’s GiveBIG matching program this year. GiveBIG is a one-day, online charitable giving event, inspiring people to give generously to the nonprofit organizations that make our region a healthier and more vital place to live. Please click the link below to help support MOMentum. I appreciate you and your generosity! Each donation (up to $5,000 per donor, per organization) made to one of the 1,600 nonprofit organizations profiled on The Seattle Foundation’s website between midnight and midnight Pacific Time on Tuesday, May 6, 2014, will receive a prorated portion of The Seattle Foundation’s matching funds, or “stretch pool.” The amount of the “stretch” depends on how much is raised in total donations on GiveBIG day. As long as you have access to the web and a credit card, you can participate! Credit card donations made on www.seattlefoundation.org on May 6 are eligible. Donations made by credit card (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover) via Click & Pledge (our online donations provider) through The Seattle Foundation’s website will qualify for the stretch pool. Because...

Bitter Lake Reservoir Park Grand Opening

Thank you to our partners (Seattle Parks Foundation, Trust for Public Land, and the Seattle Parks Department), generous donors, volunteers, and community supporters for helping the Bitter Lake neighborhood get an outdoor...

Thank You, Kompan!

We were recently awarded a $1,000 Play Possible grant for our next outdoor gym at Bitter Lake Reservoir Park from Kompan.  A sincere and hearty thank you, Kompan, for all of your support. We’re almost there!  We have under $5,000 left to raise before MOMentum is a reality for Bitter Lake residents.  Will you help?  Please donate today. Thank you!  ...

MOMentum on KOMO News

Thank you, KOMO, for featuring MOMentum and our upcoming site, Bitter Lake Reservoir Park. You can read the article here, “Nonprofit puts exercise equipment for moms in children’s parks”....

New Sponsor, Healthy Woman Seattle

We’d like to thank our Bitter Lake Reservoir Park sit-up bench sponsor, Amanda Deardorff, Nurse Practitioner and owner of Healthy Woman Seattle. Ever since Amanda was a little girl, she knew she wanted to serve women.  In her teens as a missionary kid in Romania, she began assisting with births acting as a doula for local moms.  This transformative experience led her to study in the United States to become a certified nurse practitioner and midwife.   After finishing a Master’s Degree, she and her husband moved to Seattle where she recently opened a private practice focused solely on offering a holistic approach to women’s healthcare. Amanda encourages every woman to find a healthcare provider who values and honors a woman’s story.  “A woman’s story is so important, it helps us dive deep and find the root cause of many health problems as well as the right way to heal”, says Amanda. “Your relationship with your provider should feel like a partnership and they need to spend time listening and helping you reflect on your story.” Amanda heard about the MOMentum site opening at Bitter Lake Reservoir Park and immediately wanted to get involved.  Many of her patients suffer from anxiety and multiple forms of depression, many of which can be treated, in part, by social interaction and exercise.  Amanda said that “exercise is a part of healing that I don’t specialize in, so I wanted to support a way to support it in my community.”  Amanda also believes that all women deserve equal resources to be healthy and the best kind of care.  “MOMentum offers high-quality fitness equipment in...