ABC Run/Walk #159 is November 14

by:  Merlin Anderson (abcrunner3@gmail.com) on behalf of the Lake Run Club

ABC Run/Walk #159, for Adopt-A-Family will be Saturday, November 14 from 9:00 - 11:30 a.m. 

Click here for the Facebook event: https://www.facebook.com/events/377003230323443

Meet at Rosa Parks Commons. https://normal.org/1421/Rosa-Parks
We will follow social distancing guidelines. Please show at various times. There will be no group photo.

Event is free. Donations of any amount are greatly appreciated. 100% of donations support a family participating in the Adopt-A-Family program. Let's all get together to adopt a family for Christmas!

Choose your course: to downtown circle & back is 3 miles, Keg Grove & back is 6 miles, north to the end of the trail & back (4.7 miles). Water & gatorade will be at Rosa Parks Commons.

No need to bring food. Sadly, Meg is not here but co-host Lisa Sparks has her recipe and will supply coffee cake cupcakes. There will also be other food in individual serving sizes..

About Adopt-A-Family:
Adopt-a-Family was started in 1980 by two volunteers in their basement. Their goal was to provide Christmas for a few needy families and several foster children. The program was created as an effort to meet the social, emotional, and financial needs of low-income, multi-dysfunctional families. The program soon outgrew the basement and became a program of The Children’s Foundation. For over 30 years, The Children's Foundation Adopt-a-Family Program has provided NEW items for local needy children and families at Christmas, many of whom would not otherwise receive gifts. It is a very comprehensive program as it provides for the household needs of the family as well as those of the individual. Our program is volunteer-driven and the support we received from the community is invaluable. Only families and individuals who are receiving services from The Children’s Foundation are eligible for Adopt-a-Family gifts. Eligibility for individuals and families is determined by their Family Support Worker. This is not an open enrollment program. Recipients are required to sign a contract stating that they will not pursue getting gifts from other Christmas charity programs. All voluntary donations will go to help our family in need.

About The Family:
This mom is working a full-time job and a part-time job to support herself, her baby and her family.
Her father is recovering from cancer and her mom's work hours have been cut due to COVID.
She also has a brother who lives in the home due to a physical and mental disability that does not allow him to live independently.
She does an amazing job of balancing her work and her responsibilities as a mother and caregiver.
This family would greatly benefit and be blessed by the Adopt-A-Family program.
Thank you very much for your kindness and generosity.

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