Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, our traditional 5K has been cancelled for 2020.
In it’s place, Key Sports will be having a virtual 5K on June 21st and they have asked Sojourner to participate as one of the charities that an individual can support.
100% of your $10 registration fee will be donated to Sojourner.
The proceeds of the 5K support our Basket Of Hope Program. Sojourner provides each new residential client a basket containing new sheets, towels, a blanket, pillow, personal items and a journal. Though it may be challenging to imagine, many of our clients come to us with few or no amenities. Our Baskets of HOPE offer a positive beginning step to an individual’s recovery journey. Many of our clients have expressed their gratitude months and years after they have successfully completed Sojourner’s program on the importance of receiving the Basket of Hope when they first entered treatment. I have received comments such as, “I still have my blanket after two years of completing the program. It continues to give me hope”, “When I was handed the basket filled with all of the hygiene items I almost cried. I had not had a shower in days” and “It has been so long that I was able to sleep with my own pillow and sheets”. These are the words of grateful individuals in recovery.
Last year Sojourner provided 1,245 Baskets of Hope to our residential clients. Each basket costs approximately $35.00 per client. Our goal is to be able to continue to welcome each client as they enter treatment with a Basket of Hope.
Please click on the link below and designate Sojourner as your charity of choice for the June 21st event. You can walk, run or even relax and know that 100% of your donation went to help our clients.
You can sign up here.