I was talking on Skype to a friend in Virginia. She said that she wished she could come to the 5K Run for Families.
I suddenly thought to tell her that she could help right where she lives even though she can't come to the run. We are asking people to become fund raising team captains and compete to raise the most funds for our causes of Habitat for Humanity and Blessing Hands.
What is a team captain? It is anyone who will ask their neighbors, friends, coworkers or relatives to give to the 5K Run for Families. You ask people to give pledges or donations and join your team. Then they can even expand the team by asking more people to join the team.
Before long you have many people all working together to raise money for your team. They don't have to come to the race or even be in the USA. Just send the money you have collected to the Blessing Hands address below before the day of the race. The team that raises the most money will be acknowledged at the race and in our newsletter.
I told her the address of the brochureshe can use as a team captain. She was so interested that she said she would print it out right away and start asking her friends for contributions.
You can be a hero to our Chinese students and help a Morehead family have their very own homes through low interest loans, volunteer labor, and sweat equity. Habitat has been doing that for many years.
Both of our charities are joining in the Run for Families. Be a team for good and help two great charity at one time. The proceeds of the race will be divided equally. Help families help themselves. . Hoping to hear from you,
Betty Cutts Blessing Hands 106 Timber Lane Morehead, KY 40351
Holbrook Drugs, Whitaker Bank, St. Claire Medical Center, Good Shepherd Printing, Sustainable Morehead, Hamilton, Inc, Commercial Signs, Freedom Radio FM 91.7, Main Street Textbooks, Holbrook Embroidery Plus, Northcutt and Son Home for Funerals, and All Seasons Florists
US Bank, China Café, Wholesale Auto Parts, Creations by Jacquelyn, Wendy's, Rowan County Veterinary Clinic, Richie's Auto Detailing, LaFinca Restaurant
Silver Level: Sloan Market, Bluegrass Beauty School, The Salon and Day Spa, Morehead Tire and Auto
Door Prizes: E campus.com, Blue Grass Beauty School, Kroger, Great Clips, A Head of Time, Cindy's New Image, Bo's Barber Shop, Ann's Hair and Body Studio
5 K Run for Families
"Changing Family Stories around the World"
Habitat For Humanity and Blessing Hands
Entry Fees: $5 for students, $10 adults, $10 (T-shirt extra)
Saturday, September 26, 2009
7:30am - 10:00am
Moonlight Stage Pavilion- Near the Rowan County Library
Fun Walkers: Men and women categories with no age limits
Teams: 10 person teams are encouraged to collect pre-race donations. Any team that raises $500 or more will receive special recognition. Greeks, school and youth groups, family, and business teams are welcomed.
Pick one up at these locations in Morehead US Bank, 122 E. Main St., Morehead, KY Fuzzy Duck Coffee Shop, 240 Morehead Plaza, Morehead, KY
Parking: Near Rowan County Public Library and Morehead Conference Center
Benefits: Your generosity will help families have new homes in the Morehead Area and educate students in our Sister City of Yangshuo, China.
Volunteers: Contact Ezra Dike by calling 784-8408 \ or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Run for Your Student
If you are in Kentucky come to our Run for Families. Jan Lewis is running for her two Blessing Hands students, She even has a running shirt that features them. One of them is going to college this year and needs a $500 scholarship. Huang Xuan is going to major in English. Jan's other student, He Yusui, is going to high school and will need $80 a semester for her tuition.
You can help Jan raise money for her student or run for your own student. We have plenty without sponsors.
I am a mother and housewife that loves China and children. The two interests
have come together in serving the children of China who need help with
educational needs. I started as a teacher in an English summer camp and got to
know the teachers first. When I toured their schools and met their precious
students, I could see many needs and decided to try to help. I first started a
fund to assist children with tuition, but it has expanded into a 501(c)(3)public
charity granting money for textbooks and school supplies for primary school and
lower middle school students and tuition for older students.