How Run for a Reason Makes a Difference

Your fundraising and donations at work.

Each month we are sharing “13 Fast Facts” about the Chevron Houston Marathon as we countdown to the annual Chevron Houston Marathon and Aramco Houston Half Marathon on 1.13.13.  Thanks to you, the Chevron Houston Marathon’s Run for a Reason charity program and your donations and fundraising are making a lasting impact on the lives of those in need. 

See how your monetary donations directly benefit just 13 of our 60 charities and how just a small donation can go a long way.

  1. Alzheimer’s Association
    $30 – Information and Resources sent to 3 Families
    $60 – 1 Hour Community Education Program for 10-15 People
    $100 – In Depth, Individualized Care Consultation and Planning Session for 1 Family
     
  2. American Heart Association
    $30 – Treats Infants and Children
    $50 – Peer Research for Disease and Stroke
    $100 – Hospital Education Resources
    $300 - 10 CPR Anytime Kits to Community Members
     
  3. Bering Omega Community Services
    $100 – Sponsor a one-on-one activity for persons affected by HIV and AIDS
    $250 – Send a buddy to a leadership training
    $400 – Sponsor a Best Buddies friendship for a full year
     
  4. Buffalo Bayou Partnership
    $50 – Remove 1-bag of trash and debris from the bayou
    $100 – Plant an acre of wildflowers
    $250 – Plant and maintain a tree for a year
    $500 – Sponsor a history tour
    $1000 – Sponsor a cleanup event
     
  5. Child Advocates, Inc.
    $35 – Serve a child for one week
    $140 – Serve a child for one month
    $850 – Serve a child for six months
    $1700 – Serve a child for a year
     
  6. Citizens For Animal Protection (CAP)
    $25 – Feed One Animal for One Week
    $50 – Microchip 10 animals    
    $75 – Neuter 1 Dog & 2 Cats
    $100 – Vaccinations for 10 Animals
    $150 – One Week Care for a Homeless Dog
    $200 – Treatment for an Injured Stray   
     
  7. ESCAPE Family Resource Center
    $25 – Toys and supplies for infant/toddler care classrooms
    $50 – Classroom materials, including books & videos
    $70 – Scholarship for a family to attend Building Confident Families
    $100 – One week of Parent Aide mentoring services
    $200 – Child Abuse 101 class for 10 childcare professionals
    $300 – Workshop for parents & teachers at a school
    $500 – Families & Divorce class for 30 women at a Domestic Violence Shelter
    $1500 – Building Confident Families class in a school for 30 parents
     
  8. Houston Area Parkinson Society
    $25 - One roundtrip ride to a doctor’s appointment
    $50 – Three hours of respite
    $100 – Four roundtrip rides to weekly exercise groups
    $250 – Five exercise, speech, water or dance groups
    $500 – One month of Parkinson’s prescriptions
    $1000 – Fully installed wheelchair ramp or hospital bed
     
  9. Houston Food Bank
    $20 – Provides 60 Meals
    $50 – Provides 150 Meals
    $100 – Provides 300 Meals
    $150 – Provides 450 Meals
    $200 – Provides 600 Meals
     
  10. Houston Marathon Foundation
    $35.00 – 5K entry for an area woman looking to rebuild her life, set goals and find confidence after hardship
    $50.00 – Plants a New Tree at Memorial Park     
    $100.00 – Purchases Running Shoes for a Houston youth to train and participate in the CHM
    $125.00 – Buys a Race Entry for an underprivileged student to run the Full or Half MarathonPlus more than 200 underprivileged area students were able to participate in the 2012 races because of donations from the Run for a Reason Charity Program.
     
  11. Presbyterian Children’s Homes & Services
    $10 – Toiletries for a child for one month
    $15 – One hour of after-school tutoring in Foster Care per day
    $20 – Youth Bible
    $35 – Food for a child for a week
    $50 – New bicycle
    $96 – Average cost of a child in Foster Care per day
    $100 – Clothing for a child for one season
    $175 – Average cost of a child in Group Homes per day
    $500 – Shoes and Clothes for a whole school year
     
  12. Susan G. Komen for the Cure, Houston Affiliate
    $25 – Transportation to mammogram facility
    $50 – Breast Clinical Exam
    $100 – One Mammogram
    $200 – Mammograms for a mother and sister
    $300 – One Breast Ultrasound
    $500 – Five Mammograms
    $1000 – Ten Mammograms
     
  13. The Women’s Home
    $25 – Provide a resident with transportation
    $50 – Provide linens and bedding to a resident
    $75 – Provide a week’s worth of meals to the residents living in our residential dormitory
    $100 – Provide clothing and toiletries to a new resident
    $250 – Provide a resident with 5 sessions of individual therapy
    $500 – Provide a resident with three weeks of job search and training skills
    $500 – Sponsor a resident for a month in our program

Click here to see ALL of the 2012 – 2013 Run for a Reason Official Charities and start fundraising today!

Comments

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