Walk for Children supporting Next Door
Walk for Children

About Walk for Children

Thank you to our friends at We Energies who have pledged to walk 1,400 miles for our children.  And to our friends at Northwestern Mutual who have pledged to walk 1,000 miles!

About the Walk for Children

May 18 - 22 walk at your own pace in your own place with our new virtual Walk for Children.  

Each mile you walk helps us reach our goal of 1,400 total miles - that's one mile for each child at Next Door.  

Whether you participate by walking on a treadmill, through your neighborhood, or by doing other activities at home, this event is open to all ages and abilities. 

Invite your friends and neighbors as we take steps to build brighter futures for our children.

During your walk please be sure to follow state and local guidelines, social distancing, and wear a mask when appropriate.   


Starts at:  May 18, 2020 11:00 PM
Ends at:  May 22, 2020 11:00 PM




Georgia Young

Why Participate?

For over 50 years, one of Next Door’s greatest strengths has been our ability to evolve to meet the changing needs of our community. 

Like yours, Next Door families have been deeply affected by the current health crisis. In alignment with Governor Evers’ order to close schools, we suspended all on-site programs on March 16th. During the past weeks, we have focused on providing essential needs for families and continuing children’s learning while at home.

Our teachers continue with lessons through online classrooms and take-home activities. We supply families with healthy boxed meals, diapers, wipes, formula, books, and learning materials. Each week, we check in with families, ensuring that they can access resources to maintain their health, safety, and well-being.

How Your Support Makes a Difference

We are a community that celebrates each other’s triumphs and lifts each other up when things become unpredictable. Your support helps us continue vital programs for families in our community, especially during this time of great need.

We can’t do this valuable work without the support of people like you.  We sincerely hope you will commit to walking a mile for child, 8 miles to support an infant/toddler classroom, or maybe even 17 miles to support an entire preschool classroom.  Your commitment to our mission helps build stronger families and a stronger community!

Sponsor Spotlight

Thank you to We Energies Foundation for its continued generous sponsorship of our Walk for Children. In addition to sponsoring the event, the company has pledged to walk 1,400 miles for Next Door! We thank to We Energies and all of it's employees for their commitment to ensuring brighter futures for our children.

Thanks to our generous sponsors