Hundreds of Greenwich residents turned out today for the annual Polar Bear Plunge at Tod's Point. And true to our town heritage, an enterprising neighbor took the opportunity to raise money for local charity Kids In Crisis. Despite the chilly weather, grey skies and icy cold Long Island Sound, the outpouring of support warmed hearts and raised spirits of all who attended.
Photos by Pam Grunow:
Angela Swift, a Board Member of Kids in Crisis, and Realtor at Houlihan Lawrence, is now in her 5th year organizing the event. Tee shirts commemorating the 2016 Polar Bear Plunge were on sale for $20 with all proceeds going directly to Kids In Crisis. The tee shirts were designed by Richard Fulton, of Chilly Bear, in support of Kids In Crisis. Donations were also accepted at the event. All in attendance had a grand time. What a great way to start the new year!
Photos by John McShea:
Launched in 1978, Kids in Crisis is the only organization of its kind providing free, round-the-clock crisis counseling and temporary shelter for infants, children and teens. An extensive professional staff offers support and solutions to families and children struggling with issues including abuse,neglect, family conflict, mental health issues, divorce, substance abuse and more. Kids In Crisis served 5,115 kids last year. https://www.kidsincrisis.org/