Family Fest for Kenya Kids Fun/Run, learning,& pen pal activities


Event Date

Sat, Oct 8, 2016


Milwaukee, WI


Activity Today Later

Running-5K - Child

$10 $10 Closed

About This Activity

Family Fest for Kenya - 5K Fun Run/Walk

So much more than a 5K!

  • Authentic Kenyan food
  • Silent Auction
  • Lots of shopping vendors
  • Handmade Kenyan items for sale
  • Last weekend of the South Shore Farmers Market
  • Artisan chocolates for 5K particpants
  • 100 yard dash and other activities for kids at 10am

Why do we do it?  Did you know the leading cause of death for girls 15-19 in Kenya is pregnancy?

All proceeds from the 10/8/16 Family Fest for Kenya will go to Operation Give Hope to support the orphanage and pregnancy crisis left in Kenya. This left provides shelter, food, education and healthcare, as well as much-needed counseling to pregnant girls.

Through proper education, Operation Give Hope reduces the number of abortions and baby abandonment that occurs each year along the coast of Kenya. Over 300,000 abortions occur in Kenya each year due to these problems. They also provide food and high-quality education in communities where children would die without this help. Operation Give Hope is able to do all this for $25 per month per child through U.S. sponsors.  $0.98 of every $1 in sponsorship goes directly to the children!

All proceeds from this event go to the pregnancy crisis left to help girls who would have no help without it. Join us in making a huge difference in the world for kids that cannot do it without our help.

We can make an even bigger impact!!  Bring your used shoes and your friends and families! We are collecting ANY kind of shoes. Boots, running, dress, kids, adults. Bring them in 33 gallon black bags.

‚ÄčIf we can collect 25,000 lbs of shoes, Operation Give Hope will get a substantial grant.

Event details and schedule

  • 8:30 AM Registration and Vendors Open
  • 9:00 AM 5K Start Time
  • 9:40 AM 5K Running Awards
  • 10:00 - 11:00 AM Kids' Fun Run & Activities to Follow
  • Vendors open 8:30 AM - 12:00 PM
  • Kids' 100-yard dash and other activities held at 10am (seperate registration required)
  • South Shore Farmers Market going on during this time - last one for the year!
  • Parking is free and available all around the South Shore Pavillion & the street
  • Remember to bring a credit card or cash to support our Silent Auction and handmade African craft sale
  • Food and beverages available for purchase
  • Large playground for the kids to play
  • Separate paths for walkers and runners
  • Strollers welcome

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