For the past ten years, Hope House Detroit has come alongside children and youth in the Jefferson-Chalmers neighborhood of Detroit. Families, community members, volunteers, interns and staff members have journeyed with kids to accompany them toward their potential.
This year Hope House Detroit is hosting a virtual fun run to raise money for school supplies for kids and teachers at our partnership school, Carstens Academy. COVID-19 has impacted families in our community financially. Whether families choose in-person instruction or virtual learning, they'll need school supplies. And maybe this year more than ever! The individual supplies we'll be purchasing will allow children to have their own kits as they enter back into a learning environment in the fall.
We hope that regardless of your location, age, or running or walking experience, you will join us the weekend of August 21th-August 23th in support of the kids at Hope House Detroit and Carstens Academy. You pick the location, the distance, the speed you move and the time. Join us in the mission of spreading real. crazy. love!
The base registration fee is $25 for this event and that includes a Hope House Detroit t-shirt and sponsorship for one student kit! As you register, different tier options allow you to sponsor extra kits for students or teachers. Kids 12 and under can participate in the fun run for free and can be involved in a creative contest. When you register, be sure to indicate how many kid packets you want for this contest.
Once you register, we want to get your t-shirt to you in the most efficient way possible! T-shirt pick up options are available the weekend before the race if you're in the area. Come by Hope House Detroit (840 Marlborough Street) on Saturday, August 15th, from 3-4:30pm or on Sunday, August 16th, from 1-2:30pm to pick up your shirt. Or have it mailed directly to your door! Just let us know what you prefer, and we'll make it happen!
Fill out this t-shirt form to let us know your size and how you'd like to receive your shirt!
We are blessed by your support and donations in this event and thankful for our corporate sponsors Jayson Shoeberlein and Farm Bureau Insurance.
**A student kit will include a pair of headphones for a computer, 2 notebooks, 2 folders folder, and a pencil box with pencils, crayons and scissors.
**A teacher kit will include a pencil sharpener, extra pencils, hand sanitizer, disinfectant wipes, and tissues.