Thank you!

Thank you to everyone who supported Project Community and our Annual Color Run!

We had a great turnout and amazing weather. Over 600 participants and spectators came out to show their support.

The event was kicked off by organizer Francine Steadman, with the help of special guests Andy and Tony Terraciano, the Pelham brothers who star in television’s Blue Bloods.

The 2.5-mile course wound through the streets of Pelham Manor, finishing at Siwanoy School playground with a festival featuring vendors, refreshments, and live music by Dos Decados.

Thank you to the participants, sponsors and volunteers who made the Color Run such a great success. We are grateful!

Event sponsors included: Meridian Risk Management/Joan Solimine Real Estate, Pelham Civics, Thomas James, Pelham Dental, McClellan Sotheby’s International Realty, JMA Holdings, Simply Sweetz, fossforward, Benchmark Education, Michael Anthony Jewelers, and Balance Yoga & Wellness.

Refreshments were donated by KIND and Wolfs Lane Deli.


The 2018 Color Run has already been scheduled for May 20th and will be part of a weekend of festivities. “Pay It Forward” will take place the day before the 2018 Color Run on Saturday, May 19th. The event features a raffle with cash prizes and a drawing party. Tickets are $100 and include two party invitations. To increase the odds of winning, only 1200 tickets will be sold.

Artwork with Francine at Abbott House

The students and I did the meeting with the residents at the beginning of the evening as we usually do.  We announced that there was one more week left. Then after group it was time to eat dinner.
One of the residents opened up to the students at dinner about how she had trouble making the right friends and how someday she hopes to stay away from the ones who cause pain and she hopes to be able to pick friends who care.  She actually became tearful while speaking about this.  We also spoke about the physical fight she had with a peer at the home and brain stormed with her all the ways she could pause before acting or to not get into a physical fight.
We had another wonderful evening doing artwork with the residents at Old Mamaroneck Road Group Home (Abbott House).
The same resident made a beautiful planter and spent quite a bit of time concentrating on details.  Unfortunately she dropped it and the planter broke into pieces.  She had a great attitude about it falling and breaking;  she wanted to throw it out.  Francine saw what had happened and came up with a beautiful solution.  The plan was that she would glue the pieces of the planter with all her artistic work on another planter therefore creating something even more unique.
What a fantastic learning experience for someone with poor impulse control!