Welcoming the Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run

Event Date

Sun, Jun 15, 2014


Lansing, MI

About This Activity

The Welcoming the Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run is the kick-off event for Lansing's World Refugee Awareness Week!

A refugee is a person who "owing to a well-founded fear of being persecuted for reasons of race, religion, nationality, membership of a particular social group, or political opinion, is outside the country of his nationality, and is unable to or, owing to such fear, is unwilling to avail himself of the protection of that country"

 -United Nations Convention relating to the Rights of Refugees of 1951

The objective of this event is to raise funds and collect household goods to support the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services program.  This program provides safe and furnished housing to newly arriving refugees.  STVCC relies heavily on donations to guarantee each family has everything they need to start their new life in Lansing.

Any and all are welcome to participate, come out and support refugees in our community! 

The Welcoming the Stranger:5K Family Fun Run is Hosted by:

St. Vincent Catholic Charities

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