Tracy Thompson via Crowdrise
April 28, 2011
BENEFITING: The Hall STEPS Foundation
EVENT DATE: Oct 09, 2011
CURRENT CROWDRISE PROMOTIONS:
#1) Donate EXACTLY $12 to any project or charity before May 30, 2011 and you'll automatically be signed up to win a large The North Face Base Camp Duffle.
#2) Donate EXACTLY $29 to any Project or Charity by June 30, 2011 and you'll automatically be signed up to win a Marmot DriClime Windshirt.
#3) Donate EXACTLY $26 to any Project or Charity by June 30, 2011 and you'll automatically be signed up to win TWO pairs of Vibram Five Fingers.
The Hall Steps Foundation aims to empower the running community to use the energy and resources that fuel runners’ athletic achievements for social justice efforts. Currently in its first year of operation, the Steps Foundation funds initiatives that tackle structural causes of poverty such as chronic lack of access to basic entitlements including clean water, shelter and physical security. Specifically, Steps partners with leading international and local nonprofits in Sub-Saharan Africa and Southeast Asia to fund projects that invest in sustainable methods of enhancing access to basic essentials. To-date, this has included (1) constructing community wells in East Africa to secure water access; (2) funding an orphanage in Kenya to ensure access to shelter and basic education; and (3) sponsoring legal counsel for victims of human trafficking in Southeast Asia to enhance victims’ physical autonomy. In the U.S., the Hall Steps Foundation is funding youth mentor and running programs across the country that aim to position athletic activity, goal-setting and training camaraderie at the center of the national movement to improve youth health, fitness and opportunity