Hello Grace Race friends,
We are getting together a team to run and walk in the Bedford MA Rotary Run&Walk on Saturday May 13th at 9AM. It’s going to be a blast, and we would love to have you join us to raise money for the Academy you’ve helped us to build in Naivasha Kenya! All abilities and ages, shapes and sizes, are welcome and encouraged. This is all about coming together as a community to help the kids in Kenya, and not about winning trophies or setting records. (But if you’re competitive runner, you may find yourself taking home an age-group prize too!).
This year all the money we raise through sponsors at this event, and all other Grace Race Fund donations, will go to build a new kitchen at the Academy to feed the growing number of students who board there. We’ve set up a GoFundMe site to focus our fund-raising on this project. Please visit this GoFundMe page to learn more and contribute.
If you helped us last year with expanding the classrooms at the Academy, you know that because of your generosity we had a successful GoFundMe and reached our goal (and then some). Here’s last’s year’s campaign page.
Interested in being a team member? Here’s what you need to do …
- Sign up for the race – either the 5-mile run or 2-mile walk at the RaceWire registration page.
- Send me an email – firstname.lastname@example.org – to let me know you’ve registered so that I can add your name to the roster
- Ask friends, family, neighbors, and coworkers to sponsor you. Remember even small amounts are valuable because lots of small donations add up to a substantial sum. Direct them to the GoFundMe page where they can donate online. We also accept checks, made out to The Grace Race Fund and mailed to:
The Grace Race Fund 275 Billerica Rd. Chelmsford, MA 01824
If running or walking just isn’t your thing, we understand, but please consider making a donation, asking friends/family/neighbors/coworkers to donate, or taking a little time to help us spread the word about this project.
The kitchen our partners in Kenya want to build at the Academy is very simple and basic, but so critical to keeping the girls and boys there properly nourished and able to thrive and succeed in their studies. What they have on the site now is just not adequate to feed everyone. It’s not sustainable. You can be confident that your financial support will go directly to this construction work and toward purchase of new cooking utensils. Your gift will be used in very tangible and, quite literally, life-giving ways.
Thanks so much for reading, and for considering this opportunity to be part of the team enabling and empowering the next generation of leaders in rural Kenya!