A Family of Five on What Really Matters: Giving Back Together  

With the start of fall, we’re taking a moment to “spring back” to one of our favorite events this year—WACAP’s Race for Home 5k Fun Run. Here’s one of the many families that made it such a success and is helping us look forward. 

Meet the Harrington family: Patrick and Amy, and their kids, Ryan, Meghan and Brennan (adopted through WACAP).

WACAP Family of Five at 5k Fun Run Race for Home

At WACAP’s 5k Fun Run, Race for Home, with everyone dressed up in blue for Foster Care Month (Image Source: WACAP)

This active family models a lifestyle of giving back, and the children know that no matter how big or small a gift may be, that gift makes a difference.

For parents Patrick and Amy, philanthropy is part of who they are as a family. Together, they participate in charity fun runs, child sponsorship and WACAP Family Camp in August.

When they joined us at WACAP’s inaugural 5k Fun Run in Seattle this year, we asked them about why they model giving in their lives and activities.

Here’s what Amy says:

“I feel like we want to instill in our kids the idea of giving back. The idea that giving is part of what we do as a family and the idea that we have been blessed with plenty, and because of that we share what we have. That is what really matters.”

Learn more about WACAP’s work for children or ask us how you can get involved


WACAP (World Association for Children and Parents) is one of the largest and most experienced international nonprofit adoption and child assistance agencies in the United States. Since 1976, we’ve placed over 10,000 children with loving adoptive parents and provided food, medical care and education to more than 200,000 children around the world.
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