Relay for Pre-K is less than a week away and our teams are on a roll! While we’re so impressed with everyone’s efforts during Relay for Pre-K, one team has stood out by going above and beyond. Ahmad Immigration Law & Friends has raised an amazing $1,130 so far and show no signs of slowing down! We reached out to team member, Erin Schmidt, to find out what inspired her to get involved in Relay for Pre-K.

“My husband Yusuf and I started the Ahmad Immigration Law & Friends relay team because we know how difficult it can be for families to get by with the high cost of living in our area, and there aren’t many free or low-cost preschool options. We are thrilled to support a program that provides this critical service and other social supports to so many children and families in our community each year.

What motivates me personally to fundraise is knowing that every dollar I raise will make a real and lasting difference in the life of a child. Research clearly shows that children who receive early childhood education are more likely to flourish academically and develop a life-long love of learning. I can’t think of a better gift to give to the youngest among us!”

Every dollar raised during Relay for Pre-K goes directly toward making sure a low income child in Alexandria receives a high-quality early education. To start your own team and start making a difference in a child’s life, click here.