The Race | Saturday, April 13th, 2019
We are racing to help foster children. On Saturday, April 13th, our teams, representing various area businesses, churches, families, and individuals, will compete in a Warrior Dash—a 5k adventure race with 11 muddy obstacles and 4 elements—earth, air, fire, and water!
Few causes could align better with a difficult mud race than foster care. It’s simply tough. For their safety, children are unexpectedly removed from their home and their world is turned upside down. All familiar sights, smells, and people vanish. The next morning, they awaken to new realities and loss. The road of foster care is not only tough for the child, but it’s tough for foster families who welcome them in as well. The road to restoration for children and biological families in crisis is often hard with many unexpected “elements” of uncertainty. The road toward reunification or resettlement in an adoptive home requires stamina of all kinds to insure the best possible outcome for each child.
So, again this year, we’re signing up to race—because it’s tough. We’ve seen our effort effectively highlight the challenging commitment that foster families make and we’ve raised funds for supporting families and children need.
Our Goal | $250,000 for more homes for more children.
Promise686 “fund-racing” teams raise much needed resources for our organization that matches urgent needs with present solutions. There are simply not enough families for foster children. Across Georgia, there are more than 14,000 foster children and only 4,000 homes, yet our state is home to nearly 10,000 churches. The math is not tough. Through our initiative, Live The Promise, Promise686 activates churches to raise up at least one foster family, surrounds that family with a team of trained volunteers, enabling these families to foster stronger and longer. Learn more at livethepromise.org.
Your Help | Sponsor and/or run to raise funds and awareness.
Please join us in the Tough Campaign. Tax-deductible donations will go to Promise686, a metro-Atlanta 501(C)(3) which mobilizes churches and families to care for lonely, vulnerable children. Promise’s goal is to equip individual churches to raise up hundreds of new foster families to meet the exploding demand in Georgia. Promise already has 2,500+ volunteers serving foster families through church partners and affiliates. We are fund-racing for the resources to activate many more churches, families, and volunteers until there are more than enough homes for children.
Please consider a level of sponsorship: