In a downpour, on Saturday, April 26, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA) enjoyed an outpouring of support for the fourth annual Outrunning Homelessness 5K/2.6 Mile Race & Fun Walk. More than 600 caring souls with soggy soles came out to DCR's Borderland State Park in Easton to make the event an overwhelming success.
I want to answer some FAQ’s that I’m sure you all have as the event gets closer.
This year, the Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race and 2.6 mile Family Fun Walk has an added attraction.
The MOMS Club of Easton is proudly sponsoring the Kid Corner at the 2014 Outrunning Homelessness 5K Race and Fun walk.
The Kids Corner is free and will feature lots of fun and festive activities:
How do you make a great fundraising Race and Walk even better? If you’re the non-profit organization, School on Wheels of Massachusetts (SOWMA), you start by setting your goals higher every year. You do this because you know that every additional dollar raised translates into academic support for more children impacted by homelessness.
This year I have had the incredible experience of tutoring homeless children, both in a homeless shelter setting as well as in the classroom. The time spent with these remarkable, sweet, funny and eager children has been one of the most enriching times of my life.
The Rodman Ride for Kids is an umbrella matching gift charity raising funds for youth-focused social service agencies that support at-risk kids in Massachusetts. The Ride for Kids and its affiliated agencies fundraise year-round, culminating with The Ride event, a 25, 50, and 100-mile non-competitive cycling tour, each fall. The expenses associated with the Ride for Kids are less than 3% of the total revenue, and they are all underwritten.This means that when you donate to the School on Wheels through the Rodman Ride for Kids, 100% of your donation will directly benefit at-risk kids!