The Elf on the Run 5k & 10k supports the Portland Rehabilitation Homeless Shelter located in Jamaica. The shelter is one of three shelters on the island, providing support to all people in need, including daily meals and medical care in the community.
With a small operating budget of approximately $30,000 USD a year, the shelter relies on this race to support the shelter through the next fiscal year. Approximately 25 individuals live at the shelter at any given time, and the shelter serves approximately 50 meals on the street each day. The shelter also has five full-time employees, a live-in dog and cat, more than 100 chickens, and goats!
Your donations and fundraising directly supports keeping the shelters doors open.
To learn more, please visit www.prmhomeless.org. 100% of your donation and all race proceeds go directly to the shelter! The shelter is a registered 501c3 and the EIN is 81-1099808.