Transforming Lives by Educating Children, One Step at a Time

COCONUT CREEK, Fla. (March 22, 2012) — Hope For Haitians has teamed up with Food For The Poor for its first 5K Walk/Run For Education fundraiser. Every step taken by each participant will be a step toward raising much needed funds for school supplies and uniforms for children in Haiti.

Join FFP May 12 for the first Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education.

The event is set to kick-off on Saturday, May 12, at 8:30 a.m. at the Kane County Government Center located at 719 South Batavia Ave. in Geneva, Ill.  But in order to help, you must register to participate. Please visit www.HopeForHaitians.org and click on the Hope For Haitians logo to register or make a donation. Take advantage of the Participant Center to create a fundraising page, share your goal with family, friends, co-workers and contacts, while you monitor your progress.

Cost of pre-registration is $20 for adults, $15 for children ages 6-10, and there’s no fee for children 5 years old and under. The registration cost includes a T-shirt.  Special awards will be given to the individuals who raise a certain amount of pledges.

  • Raise $5,000  –  win an Apple iPad
  • Raise $2,500  –  win a Wii Fit or Kindle
  • Raise $1,000  –  win a Digital Camera
  • Raise $200  – win a $15 iTunes Gift Card

For more information, please call 1-815-847-0656 or visit www.HopeForHaitians.org.  You can also register the day of the event, but there will be an additional $5 fee per person.  Registration starts at 7 a.m., the run/walk begins at 8:30 a.m. and the awards ceremony is at 10 a.m.

The Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education takes place at the Kane County Government Center in Geneva, Ill.

If you don’t live in the Chicago area, you can still participate in the Hope For Haitians 5K Walk/Run for Education. You can register online as a virtual walker to participate in your hometown as a team, or as an individual.

Food For The Poor, named by The Chronicle of Philanthropy as the largest international relief and development organization in the nation, does much more than feed millions of the hungry poor in 17 countries of the Caribbean and Latin America. This interdenominational Christian ministry provides emergency relief assistance, clean water, medicines, educational materials, homes, support for orphans and the aged, skills training and micro-enterprise development assistance, with more than 96 percent of all donations going directly to programs that help the poor.

For more information, please visit www.FoodForThePoor.org.

Contact:
Wanda Wright
Food For The Poor
Public Relations
954-427-2222 x 6079
wandaw@foodforthepoor.com