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ORPHAN WALK - Walking A Mile Without Shoes
Sat, Jun 13, 2015
Walking-1 Mile - Individual Age group/open
About This Activity
Over 400 million people worldwide live life without shoes. Last year, in Africa alone, 1.2 million died from infected wounds that could have been prevented by wearing a pair of shoes. And lastly, 38% of children in Uganda will never attend school because they can't afford a pair of shoes that is a required part of a school uniform. Seems overwhelming but there is something you can do!
On June 13th, 2015, Beyond Uganda is coming together with 3 other organizations serving children and adults living in poverty on 4 different continents. The money raised will go directly to providing housing and school fees for orphaned and abandoned children and the shoes collected will be divided up between all the organizations to provide shoes on 4 continents.
After the 1 mile walk there will be a jerry can relay race to raise money for a clean water well in India as well as lunch options, vendors and music for a fun filled day that can change a life!
Event details and schedule
Rules & Regulations 1 Date of Event: Saturday, June 13th
2 Entry Fee: Individual Fee: $20 + new or gently used shoes (pre-registration) $25+ new or gently used shoes (Day of Registration)
**Children 5-14: $10 + New or gently used shoes** **Children under 5 gladly welcome to walk free**
Team Fee: (4+ people) $15/person+ new or gently used shoes (re-registration) $20/person +new or gently used shoes (Day of Registration)
Jerry Can Water Relay Fee: $10 per individual and 100% of the proceeds go to purchase clean water filters for families to prevent death from water borne illnesses.
3 Shoe Collection: We will be collecting shoes throughout the event from participants, attendees, bystanders and donors.
***All shoes will be divided up between Starfish Orphanage, Hope Unlimited, Beyond Uganda and Great Commission 3:16 to benefit orphaned children on at least 3 continents.***
4 Benefit:OrphanWalkproceedsgocompletelytocompletethebuildingandfinishingofthe Children’s Home in Uganda and all funds raised for the Jerry Can Water Relay will benefit NEW Clean Water Filters to families in Eastern Uganda.
Online Registration can be found at: www.beyonduganda.org Walk In Registration on Friday, June 12th from 3:00-6:00 at the office
1400 Husband Rd. South Paducah (corner of Husband/Hovekamp)
*** Make checks payable to: Beyond Uganda ***
Ideas for the Orphan Walk
1 Create a team at work, church, school or family/friends.
2 Come up with a cool name!!!
3 Pick an orphan group or country to represent and be creative
4 Come in costume or with customized shirts and win a prize for the most creative outfits.
5 Collect donations, one time or per lap and win a prize for the most money collected for a donation.
6 Collect shoes from your group and win a prize for the most shoes collected.