YWCA Greenway Trail Raleigh
WorldLegacy’s NC92 Leadership Program connected a YWCA trail with an existing Greenway Trail. This was done by creating a trail from scratch that was landscaped with flowers, plants, meditation areas, birdbaths and benches. Directional and inspirational signs were installed along with a beautiful water feature. The budget was $10,000.
The WorldLegacy NC 92 Leaders, including me, left a legacy at the Raleigh YWCA on Hargett St. Downtown. I imagine that the 8 ft. cat will become a landmark much like the Marietta chicken–you know– turn at the big cat. The trail and landscaping are a gift to the residents of the area, but the best part for me was the emotional legacy. I got that I touched the director and the residents and they got that they mattered. The director asked multiple times how we met because she was so floored that our team had only been together for two months. The bond that was evident in our Leadership team touched those who came by, the residents and the staff. They got that we cared for each other and for them. I spread that love, Sharon
YWCA inaugurates Wellness Retreat
RALEIGH — The YWCA of the Greater Triangle cut the ribbon Monday on a Wellness Retreat. The retreat, created by volunteers from the WorldLegacy Leadership Group includes an outdoor trail that will connect the YWCA‘s existing playground with a greenway trail, meditation and garden areas, birdbaths and benches for community use.
The effort is part of a multi-phase community wellness initiative that addresses obesity in women and youth. The trail was built on property owned by the YWCA at 554 E. Hargett Street near downtown Raleigh with more than $5,000 in donations from area businesses and individuals.
Reprinted with permission Raleigh News and Observer