I will be running for 50 hours around Lake Natoma in Folsom to raise funds for Mustard Seed School, a program of Sacramento Loaves & Fishes.
Anna Jane was a compassionate, honest and hard-working mother who lived a life of giving. She passed on in late 2010, but she also passed on her incredible spirit of community giving. I want to give to others what she has given to me: hope for a better future.
I'll be turning 50 in September and I've committed to running for 50 hours in honor of my mother. In doing so, my goal is to raise much needed funds for Sacramento Loaves & Fishes' Mustard Seed School, a program that does so much good for the kids in our community.
Any contribution will be greatly appreciated and all donations go directly to the school. I hope you'll join me - either by making a secure donation online or coming out and running with me during my 50-hour quest. Thank you!
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What: I'll be running around Lake Natoma in Folsom for 50 hours to raise awareness and funds for Mustard Seed School, a free private school committed to meeting the needs of homeless children.
Why: I'm running to give kids hope and an opportunity for a better future.
When: Friday, September 28 – Sunday, September 30, 2012
Where: Lake Natoma in Folsom. We will have a staging area set-up at Negro Bar State Park Recreation Area, loocated on the upper north side of the lake. From this staging area, I will run the approximate 12-mile loop around Lake Natoma for 50 hours, stopping at the Negro Bar aid station to re-fuel each lap.
How You Can Help:
- Make a Donation. It takes a minute to process your secure online donation, but its impact can last a lifetime for a child in need. (Note: There is a minimum $10 donation for online transactions, but even $5 helps a lot! If you prefer, you can write a check in any amount to Mustard Seed School, and send it to Greg Holmes or Allyson Conwell. We will personally ensure your check is delivered to the school.)
- Come out to Lake Natoma, September 28-30. Run with me for a stretch, or simply hang out at Negro Bar and spread good mojo. It would be AWESOME to see you there!
- Join us online. Join our Facebook event and get the latest updates about my plan for running 50 hours.
- Spread the word. You know how it works -- email, Facebook, tweet, call, send a pigeon -- just get it out there. The more who know, the more we can raise!
About Mustard Seed: Mustard Seed is a free private school serving homeless children ages 3-15 years old. Within a structured academic program, children can laugh, relax and be children. They can unplug from the stressful world of homelessness. It is a place where each child feels wanted, secure and loved. Above all, Mustard Seed is a place where these disconnected children can find hope for their lives.
A major goal of the Mustard Seed program is to prepare and enroll homeless children into public schools when the family has found some housing stability. For more than 20 years, they have been successful in assisting many homeless children back into mainstream public education – giving them hope and opportunity for a better future.
Mustard Seed School is a program of Sacramento Loaves & Fishes, a nonprofit organization that neither solicits nor receives any government funding. Mustard Seed depends on private donations for salaries and operating expenses. All donations are tax deductible.
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