Close to 4 years ago, we launched Healing Meals Community Project to help families in a health crisis heal with organic meals. Our dual mission is to also empower our youth volunteers with lifelong foundational skills like developing compassion, commitment and leadership while we give them a place to feel like they are making a difference in the world. Their pride in themselves and their peers grows exponentially through the contributions they make in our kitchen and community. It's a complete blessing to be a part of their journeys as they head into the world!
One of the things we are consistently reminded of is the limitations our clients feel when they are sick. They wish they could care for their family or be active like they used to be. Three years ago we made a commitment to create a team to run the Hartford Marathon 5k, half marathon, relay and marathon as a way to honor and fundraise for them. In the past 2 years, we have raised $82,000, which has provided 8700 additional meals to families in crisis!!
This year alone our goal is $75,000, which would provide another 8000 meals. I know we can get there with your support!
The energy of our Love Guided team is electric and I can't wait to join them again on 10/12 in Bushnell Park in Hartford. It would mean so much to me to raise $2500 for our clients in need.
If you can, any donation big or small would make a big difference in the lives of these families.
Thank you for your support. Here's to another great race!