H A RA MB E E F OU N DA T I O N
About Harambee The Harambee Foundation is a local non-profit organization working to build bridges that will bring our local community in contact with the greater world. Our focus is to ensure that children, especially those in Sub-Saharan Africa, are given an equal opportunity at education, just like our children here receive. Currently we are working with local communities in the country of Tanzania to ensure that children living on the streets there are given just that chance; an opportunity to go to school. Harambee isnâ€™t about hand-outs. What we are about is empowering a body of people with skills that are required to address community-wide issues. We do it in a way that doesn't require a never ending stream of support from generous donors, such as yourself. Instead, we are building a foundation which will allow these communities to stand on their own two feet. The goal of this 5k run is to provide them with there resources they need to build that foundation, one stone at a time.
THANKS FOR YOUR SUPPORT
BRINGING A BRIGHTER TOMMORROW
1st Annual H5K Charity Run September 18, 2010 8am Wissahickon High School
HARAMBEE FOUNDATION PO BOX 216 WEST POINT PIKE WEST POINT, PA 19486 EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR RICHARD WEIDNER 610-659-7722 RICH@HARAMBEEFOUNDATION.ORG Tel: 484-213-2171 267-625-6690 www.harambeefoundation.org
Our History In 2005 my life was changed forever. After backpacking through the East African nations of Tanzania and Rwanda, I was taken by the number of young children living on the streets. With no access to education these children spent their days working menial jobs just to earn enough for a single daily meal. What bothered me just as much was a community who felt incapable of doing anything to improve these children’s lives. I felt there had to be some way for me to assist change. Since 2007 I have lived in the small town of Babati, Tanzania. For two years I have worked hand in hand with a committed group of local volunteers who formed their own local organization. Together what we are doing is changing the status quo. It all started with simple outreach service and has now grown to a full board center providing 30 children a warm bed to sleep in, education, medical care and 3 meals a day. -Joshua Johnston : Field Director
How will your $25 be used? Your twenty-five U.S. dollars goes a long way in Tanzania. Let me explain to you just how far that is. $25 will buy: - four pair of school shoes - 100 school notebooks - 60lbs of dried beans - four months of laundry soap - four months of malaria treatments $50 will buy: - a years supply of medicated bar soap - two year supply of pens for school - six month supply of salt - two goats for breeding - nine months of the Centers water bill $100 will buy: - the centers rent for an entire month - 100 pairs of underwear - the centers electric bill for 10 months - 30 pairs of school shorts - four sleeping mattresses Your support really does make a difference. The proceeds from this event will go directly to support our children's needs and won’t get tied up in administration costs.
Race Details Come out and join us on at the Wissahickon High School on September 18th. Start Time: 8am 5K run & 1 mile walk This is a professionally timed event and prizes will be awarded to the best finishers in each category. T-shirt for all participants! REGISTER O LI E: www.harambeefoundation.org/h5k.html OR DAY OF RACE AT 7am
FAMILY FRIEDLY—STROLLERS WELCOME for the 1 mile fun run/walk.
$25 Registration Fee
Published on Aug 25, 2010