StandUp and Move, a national virtual event that took place from October 8 through 12, 2020, attracted 275 participants, 340 donors, and 8 sponsors. After shattering our first goal of $50,000 before the event kicked off, we are on target to reach or surpass our second goal of $63,100!
As the first event of its kind to end the cycle of youth homelessness, all participants got to choose a time, distance, and location to move. And did they ever: They ran, walked, biked, wheeled, skated,danced, and they cheered others on.
Today, thanks to this community of friends, StandUp for Kids is able to face the critical issue of youth homelessness a little bit stronger. Please check out the #StandUpandMoveforKids feeds on Instagram, Facebook, or Twitter to see pictures of our movers in action.
The fastest competitive runners who submitted proof of their times were Bradley H. (5K, 21:31), John L. (10K, 52:42), and Denise R-L (13.1M, 2:10:40). Way to go!
Registration is closed, but we're STILL MOVING to end youth homelessness, just as we have been the last 30 years. Donations are open through October 31 and we think we can shatter our second goal of $63,100. All team and individual pledge pages can collect donations through Halloween.
As a donor to our non-profit organization, your donations are tax deductible. You can choose to donate by selecting one of our teams, which include 16 of our amazing chapters in local communities across the country, as well as the Nationwide organization (where your dollars will be put to areas of greatest need).
Your contribution by October 31 will fund life-saving and life-changing programs for homeless youth from the ages of 12 to 24 across the country. All youth deserve bright futures, and your generosity helps make that happen.
We could not have done this without our amazing sponsors: TITANIUM - Youths' Friends Association. GOLD - Lil Red Knitting Hood. SILVER- 4 Star Restaurant Group, Evergreen Home Loans, John L. Scott Real Estate - Poulsbo Office, EnHIKEnment and GSM Records. A big thanks to them and to all who joined the fun.