Family Homelessness

Saturday, April 24, 2010

1st Annual 2010 5K HEART Run, April 10

What a day! The 2010 5K HEART Run event took place on Saturday April 10th to benefit the HEART In Hand Outreach, helping our local students and families in need in the Central Valley School District Community. The day was bright and sunny -- a great day for a run!

With around 180 participating, The HEART Run, ran by the Central Valley PTA/PTSA Council, was able to raise over $2000 to give back to those that are homeless or in temporary or transitional housing, thanks to our major event sponsors Galaxy Grind, KOHL'S, SNAP Fitness, ANYTIME Fitness, Mountain West Bank and Dorian's. The event also generated much needed awareness of the need in our community, with coverage from our local TV stations. Many participants also brought needed toiletry items like deodorant, shampoo and soap, which will also be distributed out to those students in need in the Central Valley School District.

We'd like to thank all of our participants, our sponsors, and all the volunteers, especially University High School which helped greatly in all the planning. We also had wonderful help from the volunteer groups from University High School, Central Valley High School and Horizon Middle School, along with volunteers from KOHL's. Thank you to everyone for helping to make this 1st year event so successful, and for reaching out YOUR hands to care for our community! We look forward to next year!

Thank You!
MJ Bolt & Rondielle Frye, Chairs of the 2010 5K HEART Run