World of Difference goes to Kenya every year and provides labor, supplies, training and help to underprivileged areas where a school is struggling and does its best to help the school get on its feet and running. The benefits to the community as a whole are amazing....and the benefits to the Americans giving the service is as well (I should know). One of the best things about World of Difference is that any money they raise goes directly to the project --every single red cent. Any traveling costs are paid for by the volunteers. ALL proceeds go to the charity (i.e. the kids).
If you know me very well at all, you know that Kenya is a place that is incredibly special to me (and the hubs). I have been blessed to go there three times in my life. I lose it emotionally every time June rolls around and I'm not going. There is a definite part of my heart that is devoted to the people of that country. ANYWAY, the reason for this post is that some of the best people I've ever known, World of Difference, is hosting a 5K run to raise money for this year's project, and if all I can do to help is make a few more people aware, then that's what I will do.
So, if you are a mover and a shaker, you've got time, you like being around great people, and you've got 15 bucks to share, this would be a perfect way to do it.
Here are the race details:
when: september 20th, 2008
where: fort utah park (200 N. Geneva Road, Provo, UT 84601)
what time: 8:30am
you can register online by visiting the website: http://www.makeaworldofdifference.org/5krun.html