So here’s a bit about why I love this cause :)
1. I love the purpose. Giving orphans a home and a family, not to mention a sense of belonging, value and purpose. Who doesn’t love that???? Actually, I don’t want to know who doesn’t love that. I just want to know if you like that.
2. It’s not some unknown person that might be, sorta maybe doing something. I personally know the founder. She’s my friend Melanie and she went to Kenya last November to oversee getting water to the site. She is doing something. I’ve seen the financials too and the money is going where it should. This is me volunteering last fall:
Now for the reason behind the fundraising goal of $5924. I like numbers. Being an accountant, some people might go so far as to say I’m a bit obsessed. Well, it’s true. In my crazy obsession, I like my numbers to have meaning. The first 5 is for the month of May. The deadline is May 11 because that’s when the race is. The 924 is for 1 Corinthians 9:24. It says “Do you not know that in a race all the runners run, but only one gets the prize? Run in such a way as to get the prize.” It inspires me to think about the potential every person has, especially the orphans about to have families. The potential to be more than just one of the crowd. To be excellent, to live with purpose, to be more than they ever dreamed possible. -sigh- So much meaning!
The African Children’s Project is about doing just that. Injustice is to be stopped. Now for some specifics:
The Run Wild 5K and Wild Child Fun Run is a race to benefit children who have been orphaned as a direct result of the HIV/AIDS pandemic in Africa. All proceeds will be used to support and maintain a community based, permanent home in Kenya that provides compassionate, holistic, long-term care for orphans in a family-oriented environment. In this home, children who have been marginalized not only live lives free of exploitation and abuse, but within the context of “family” are enabled to regain a sense of belonging, value, and purpose. Join us for a competitive run or a leisurely walk and positively impact a child’s life in a way you never dreamed possible.
The African Children’s Project is a 501(c)3 not-for-profit organization. All donations are tax-deductible.
Click here to visit the race site :) AND click on the side button above to donate! :D Or you can just click this picture:
Now aren’t you ready to help?
If you want to know more about the ACP, you can visit their facebook, twitter, and website. I hope you grow to love them as much as I do!
Here are some photos from last year’s 5K :D
Melanie handing out an award.
Getting ready to run!
Annnnnnnndddd they’re off!
Together even in the finish :)
Daddies are more than welcome in the Fun Run :D
Smiles all around :) :) :) :)
I’m soooo excited to be a part this year!