And our company Walker & Dunlp is matching all donations up to a total of $10,000!!
More than123,000 children live in the District of Columbia. 32,000 of them are doing so below the poverty line. That's over 26%, almost twice the national average, in the capital of the richest country in the world. This year, we are running the Philadelphia Marathon to do everything we can to give these young children the opportunity to succeed and break the cycle of poverty that affect children, families and communities for generations. Fair Chance is an organization we all work closely with that is dedicated to this battle. They strengthen the sustainability and performance of community-based nonprofits to achieve life-changing results for children and youth experiencing poverty. Since their founding they have partnered with over 120 community based non-profits serving over 100,000 children. Data shows that nonprofits that participate in Fair Chance’s unique year-long partnership program double the number of children and youth they serve, become more sustainable by doubling their revenue, and are able to achieve outcomes predictive of moving a young person out of poverty.
This battle is too important to sit on the sidelines, so we are each running over 26 miles to help the more than 26%. Please support us in this goal so that Fair Chance can continue to fund their mission that is having such a huge impact. The time for action is now, and these children can use all the help they can get. You sponsor us, and we will do the hard part and run a marathon. Together we will give these children the Fair Chance they deserve to succeed.