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Additional race information can be found at https://friendsgiving5k.com/.
***Now through Tuesday, November 30th, our sponsor has agreed to pay $5 for every new participant and match every donation up to $1000***
Friendsgiving 5K will submit our first proceeds to No Kid Hungry on Tuesday afternoon and the funds will be matched again by Citicorp.
That means every $10 raised will be increased to $40 and can be leveraged to feed 400, yes 400 kids! Please join our team of hunger heroes and help end childhood hunger by reaching out to friends and family to sponsor you in your event.
We're looking for runners from all 50 states! Be the 1st person to register from your state and get a 50% refund of your registration fee.
Join us anytime through December 15th, for the 4th Annual Friendsgiving 5K for No Kid Hungry.
Attention all participants! Raise any money in your fundraiser and you and your sponsor will be entered into a drawing for PRIZES! Drawing will be held on December 15th @ 6:00 pm and winners will be notified by email.
Hello my name is Ann Marie Coan and I would like to share with you a startling statistic facing youngsters in America;
In 2019 1 in 7 children lived with hunger daily, that’s 13 million children. However, in the wake of the COVID19 pandemic, that number has increased to 1 in 4 children.
No Kid Hungry is ending childhood hunger through effective programs that provide kids with the food they need. This is a problem we know how to solve. No Kid Hungry is a campaign of Share Our Strength, an organization working to end hunger and poverty.
Before this crisis, millions of hungry kids relied on school for food. For many, it was the only food they might get on a given day. With many classrooms closed, schools and local nonprofits are struggling to reach kids with the meals they need. And with many parents out of work, more children in the United States may be facing hunger than ever before.
Since the start of the pandemic, NKH sent nearly $27 million in emergency relief to hundreds of schools and community groups across all 50 states, Puerto Rico, the District of Columbia, and Guam. These funds, and their hands-on guidance, are helping them serve some 10.8 million meals a day during this crisis. See how they've helped your community here.
For the past 30 years, I have hosted an annual “Friendsgiving” party to raise money for children in need. Over those years the parties grew as did the “Friendsgiving Family”. Since 2014 we have raised over $85,000.
This year we are hosting our 4th annual 5K/1M race/walk to support our mission to help feed hungry kids. We are hoping to recruit 200 “Friends” to participate in the race. Our goal is to raise $20,000 through race registration and runner sponsorship.
Remember every $1.00 you raise will connect 10 children with a nutritious meal.
Love and Happy Friendsgiving from our “family” to yours!
Through race registration and runner sponsorship, we have set a fundraising goal of $20,000 for this event.
Every $1.00 you raise, No Kid Hungry will leverage to connect 10 children with a nutritious meal.
$20,000 can feed 200,000 children!
To help us reach this goal, we encourage participants to set up their own personal running page and reach out to their family and friends to sponsor them. We want to make this Friendsgiving event to be fun for all and we want to stomp out childhood hunger one energetic step at a time!
If you have any questions about this race, click the button below.
1 in 4 kids in America today faces hunger.
WHAT DOES “GOING HUNGRY” MEAN, EXACTLY?
In the United States today, facing hunger can mean different things. Maybe there's no food in the house and no money to buy any. Maybe there’s food, but not enough to last through the end of the month, so parents skip meals, or kids get smaller portions than they need.
Whatever their situation, kids who don’t have reliable access to three healthy meals a day are much more likely to face unhealthy, unsuccessful, uncertain futures.
That’s just not acceptable. We can solve this problem and solving it would provide the greatest return on investment.
“Today’s kids are tomorrow’s artists, entrepreneurs, scientists, business, military, and political leaders”
When you become part of No Kid Hungry you're joining a movement of teachers, chefs, community leaders, parents, lawmakers and CEO's with a shared belief: no kid in America should go hungry.
On Race Day, bring non-perishable food items to donate to the Georgia Mountain Foodbank and you will be entered into the race day drawing.
All Race participants will receive a Participation Medal and T-Shirt if registered by December 1, 2021
Tag yourself in a photo, #Friendsgiving5KR, post it to our FB Page or email a picture to Friendsgiving5K@yahoo.com, dropping off donations to your local food bank to be entered into a drawing for PRIZES!
Top Male/Female Runners – More information coming soon...
Fundraising – If you raise $100, you’ll receive a refund on your registration, Raise $200 and you’ll receive a long-sleeved shirt, Raise $250 and you’ll receive a hoodie.
Drawing – Participants & Sponsors who raise any amount of money will automatically be entered into a raffle.
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