Join us for our 2nd A Better Life for Kids Virtual 5k!!
A virtual race is just like a traditional race, but you can run, walk, hike, bike, or even use a treadmill. Complete your race challenge wherever you want, from June 20-July 25, and with whomever you want! Such a fun way to make a meaningful difference!
100% of all money raised will go directly towards building a home for Habiba and her 7 beautiful children.
Habiba lives in Ghana with her 7 amazing children. Five years ago, Habiba's husband tragically died. In order to provide food for her children, she started selling bread. Although she worked very hard and traveled great distances to work each day, the family was struggling tremendously. They were living without enough food to eat, the children were not attending school and they did not have a safe home to live in. When we met Habiba we knew we had to help.
Over the past five years, ABLFK has been able to sponsor each of her 7 children to attend school, ensure the family is receiving enough food to eat, purchase mosquito nets, pay for medicine and medical care, and build bunk beds so no one has to sleep on the floor.
Now it is time to focus on a great, urgent need. The housing structure Habiba lives in with her children is literally falling apart. It is very dangerous and extremely unsanitary. With your help, we can make a big difference by building a new home for Habiba, Safina, Ishak, Aisha, Hadija, Rashida, Mohammed and Fatima.
Please help us spread the word by inviting your friends, family, neighbors and co-workers to participate! Our goal is to raise $7,000 – from all over the world – and with YOUR HELP, we believe we can accomplish this goal!
Share your race with us! We will be sending a virtual printable bib to you so that you can share why you are running. On your chosen race day, wear ABLFK swag or a shirt that brings you joy! Tag ABLFK and use the hashtag #ABLFKRunForKids to share your race. You can also send us pictures at email@example.com. We are excited to also share fun family activities you can do to learn more about our work and ways that you can continue to make a difference in the world!
Thank you so much for your support!
$10/individual or $25/family
$10 for our new World Changer t-shirt (add $8 if you'd like us to ship it to you!)
$35 donation provides Habiba and her children with daily eggs, clean water and cooking supplies as they wait for their new house to be built
$50 donation will help purchase a sink, oven, furniture, and other household items for Habiba and her family
$100 donation will help us secure indoor plumbing where Habiba and her family will hopefully be able to have their first ever bathroom!
$250 donation greatly helps us purchase land where Habiba’s family home will be built. The purchase price for the land and the materials needed to build are the largest expenses for this project. Our estimated cost to build Habiba and her children a simple, safe home is approximately $25,000.
Registration & Donations can also be mailed to:
A Better Life for Kids
219 S. William St.
Mount Prospect, IL 60056
Thank you so much! We could not do this meaningful work without YOU.