The Pacific Northwest Chapter of FCSI The Americas recognized a need and desire to become more active in their community and has joined forces to combat hunger. The Chapter has organized a run/walk event to raise money and awareness for their local non-profit charity, HopeWorks, based in Everett. HopeWorks‘ mission is to help low-income Snohomish County residents achieve self-sufficiency through social enterprises that provide training and pathways to living-wage jobs.
HopeWorks Social Enterprises is an affiliate of Housing Hope, and was launched in January 2011 with the goal of helping families gain skills and training for “in demand” jobs to enable them to work towards a living-wage career. HopeWorks creates and operates social enterprise businesses designed to provide jobs and internships for families experiencing and at risk of homelessness residing in low-income housing. HopeWorks currently owns and operates three businesses where interns gain the skills to escape poverty through living-wage employment.
Cost: $25 for pre-registering online/$30 for registering on site (please note only cash will be accepted onsite and there is an ATM available)
Runner Categories: 5k Run, 2k Run/Walk/Wog, and Free Kid Dash (ages 6 and younger)
Prizes will be awarded to the Top 3 Runners of each age category.
No strollers or pets will be allowed at the event.