Monday, May 23, 2011

Helping the Women of Haiti - Virtual Run!

My good friend Mari at Bookworm with a View is a wonderful blogger and an amazing runner.  She has organized several virtual runs and this one is for such a great reason - the goal of raising money to improve women lives. If just 20 people sign up, we can provide 40 families hygiene kits but I hope we have many more people participate!
Below is a summary of her post:
Mahila Partnership directly impacts the lives of women and their families in the communities they serve. 100% of EVERY dollar we raise will go towards an upcoming trip to Haiti.

What is a virtual run? Virtual runs create a sense of community without being present at an actual race location.

DATE: June 8 – 14, 2011
LOCATION: Pick your favorite path, trail or treadmill
DISTANCE: 5K or 10K

RESULTS: This is a fun run, reporting finish time is not required

PRIZES: Everyone who enters the run is eligible for the drawing. Watch for prizes to be announced over the next few weeks (we have some great donations)

Feel free to make a donation, even if you can't run. Let's see how much money we can raise!
 
A note from Angela (President): I'm planning another trip to Haiti in the fall to implement our Hygiene Project with the women we work with there so 100% of what is raised will be earmarked for that effort. We'll be able to provide specific statistics on exactly what the money went towards, numbers of women/families that benefited, etc late fall.

Our money can buy:
$10 will provide a hygiene kit for a woman and her family in Haiti
$100 will provide training for 20 women in reproductive health and hygiene
$200 will provide a woman with the investment needed to purchase supplies to rebuild her business

Thank you so much for making a donation, we can make the world a better place. I just signed up!

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