There's an African Proverb that says, "If you want to go fast, go alone. If you want to go far, go together."
This year, we're in it to Go Further Together. Our goal is to raise $75,000 with a team of 100.
We know that to reach that goal, we need you.
It can be difficult to know how to respond to the needs we see in our city. Most of us understand the gravity of the obstacles faced by children in Toronto Community Housing, but we simply don't know what we can do to help. This can make us feel powerless or disconnected. It can prevent us from doing anything at all.
Every year for the past 10 years, Run for Promise has provided a tangible way to get involved. When you sign up to run and share your story with others, you advocate for children and youth in Toronto Community Housing.
This year we're asking each of you to raise $432. That covers 1 year of After School Program, for 1 child.
UrbanPromise Toronto's vision is a generation of young leaders from Toronto Community Housing who love Jesus and serve their community. Through a 20 year journey with a child and their family, we encourage spiritual growth, nurture academic success and develop leadership skills.
We are seeing children transformed into extraordinary leaders, despite great hardship, because they know what it means to lead by serving. These leaders will have a restoring influence in their communities, across the country and around the world.
Will you Run for Promise? We can Go Further Together.
Here is how it all works:
1. Sign up to run or walk a 5k, Half or Full Marathon (as a participant in the Scotiabank Charity Challenge, you can use a discount code upon registration: registration details here )
2. Bring a Running Crew- invite your friends and family to run with you!
3. Share your Run for Promise story with your community, and invite them to donate
That's it! Show up on race day wearing your Run for Promise jersey, and experience a feeling like no other as you as you cross that finish line to the sound of thousands of cheering fans.