What a difference a year makes. In 2019, thanks to your support, we raised over $50,000 when we ran the Philadelphia Marathon. 2020 has changed everything, and marathons seem like events that will be on hold for a while. Unfortunately, Covid has not cancelled poverty, and the children we helped last year need our support more than ever, so we have decided to try and raise money once again for Fair Chance. On November 15th, we will be running 26.2 miles -combined – along the Anacostia River to raise money for Fair Chance. We are so grateful for your past support and hope you will once again donate to our run for this amazing organization.
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. We need to help 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 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. Together we will give these children the Fair Chance they deserve to succeed.