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Report your 5K Results June 1st-30th HERE
NAACP Freedom Run 2021
Join our Virtual 5K Freedom Run June 1-30, 2021! This event represents the run for freedom and justice. You will be supporting the Willingboro & Vicinity NAACP’s fight for civil rights. This run is an expression of equality with every step.
When you register for this event you are doing your part supporting our branch of the oldest and boldest civil rights organization while simultaneously participating in a healthy activity.
Wherever you are located, please join us for this event. All participants will receive an official NAACP Freedom Run medal and bib and can complete their 5K and report their virtual results June 1st-30th!
Results reporting link HERE
We are composed of committed volunteers who strive to educate, inspire and intercede for the cause of justice.
Our Freedom Run is our branch’s primary fundraiser which enables us to serve these New Jersey communities: Beverly, Burlington City, Burlington Township, Delanco, Delran, Eastampton, Edgewater Park, Florence, Hainesport, Mount Holly, Riverside, Westampton, and Willingboro.
About the NAACP
Founded February 12, 1909, the NAACP is the nation’s foremost, largest, and most widely recognized civil rights organization. Its more than half-million members and supporters throughout the United States and the world are the premier advocates for civil rights in their communities, leading grassroots campaigns for equal opportunity and conducting voter mobilization.
Here are some of the initiatives you will be supporting when you register for The NAACP Freedom Run:
The Willingboro and Vicinity Branch NAACP takes part in assisting the Chai CDC food bank as they disseminate food at their drive-through food pantry. The Branch has also given a monetary donation to the South Jersey food Bank that able to provide 750 meals.
The Branch's criminal justice committee has contributed and collected items for the WELCOME HOME INITIATIVE provides material support for those leaving jails and prisons due to the coronavirus pandemic. The branch has also collaborated in annual Wear Orange anti-gun violence rallies held in Willingboro promoting a future free from gun violence. The Branch also reached out to local police departments to sign up for the "8 Can't Wait" Policing Reform Agenda which supports policies such as requiring de-escalation, banning chokeholds and strangleholds and other policies to decrease police violence.
The political action committee has worked with other local organizations for voter education and voter registration events. Members have also reached out to local legislatures to request student debt cancelation and other legislation.
The communication, press and publicity committee produces the "Stay in the Fight" podcast which covers local and national civil rights subject matter. In 2020 the Branch has also transitioned the annual Freedom Fund to the Freedom Run virtual 5k which promotes health and wellness as well as providing funds to support the initiatives of the branch.
The Willingboro and Vicinity Branch NAACP also has representation on the Burlington Township Social Justice Advisory Committee strengthening police-community relationships.
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