We are just 19 days away from the 2016 Run for a Purpose in Dalhart! Where did the summer go?! (I know many are asking that question as school starts back up!)
We started planning this year’s event in May and are so excited for it to get here! Last year was such an amazing success and testament to God’s faithfulness, as well as the generous spirit of this community.
We hope to build on that success and have an even bigger impact this year. We’ve already raised more than we were able to last year through the generous contributions of our sponsors! (Seriously, this community is amazing.) God put the number 300 on my heart – and I know we can get that many people out to the event! So please sign up, share with your friends and coworkers and church family, and join us on September 17. It’s going to be a fun morning, all for a great purpose!
Here’s a little more information about the event!
Our primary works will be in SE Asia, where this whole idea and company got its start. We will build a water well for an orphanage in Myanmar. Emmanuel Children’s Home is home to 15 kids, as well as a Bible College for 30 students. The well would provide much needed fresh water for 50 full time residents, as well as those who find themselves in need of a temporary place to stay.
In addition, we hope to contribute to our partner organization’s (Empower International) education program and provide school fees for kids in Thailand, Myanmar, and Pakistan. It costs just $112 a year per student to provide everything necessary – supplies, uniforms, meals, and school fees.
We are also excited to kick off a new partnership with Cherish Uganda. They are launching a new secondary school, and we are excited to contribute to this revolutionary school! It will be the first of its kind in this region, providing education specifically to kids with HIV, many of whom were born with the disease. Because of the stigma surrounding HIV, many kids stop taking their medicine when they go to secondary school. This school will provide a safe environment for them to excel and thrive.
We also like to give back to this community that has given so much support to Purpose Coffee. We will contribute to the Snak Pak for Kids program, as well as the Warmth of Grace Coat Drive.
There are just a couple of days left to take advantage of early bird pricing! Sign up now!
The 2016 Run for a Purpose will feature a 10k, 5k, and mile-long Fun Run. We are also offering an “Event Only” option for $15, that includes only registration and a breakfast ticket. This has been a popular option for kids! (Babies and kids in strollers/carriers are free!)
This year, we are expanding the breakfast and coffee part of the event too! We will serve pancakes and sausage (and those yummy syrup options!), as well as juice and coffee! Tickets are $5 for adults and $3 for kids, and will be available for purchase at the event. We will have live music, activities for kids, shopping, and door prizes! We know it will be a fun morning for the entire community, whether you’re a runner or not!
If you haven’t already, like our Facebook event page to stay up to date with all of our latest announcements: 2016 Run for a Purpose