SOCIAL PROMISE INC wrote -
Social Promise is thrilled to be participating as a charity partner for the TCS New York City Marathon. This is our third year encouraging runners to dedicate their 26.2 miles to supporting a devistatingly poor group of people in Gulu, Uganda.
Lacor Hospital is an institution with a rich history in Gulu. People walk for many miles each day to receive life saving medical treatment. It costs a patient approximately 1US Dollar to receive medical care at Lacor, and for most, this is a financial burden. Despite this obstacale, no person is ever turned away from the Hospital.
St. Jude Children's Home cares for young children who have lost their families due to AIDS, poverty and war at the hands of the Lord's Resistance Army. As well as being an orphanage, there is a primary school on site and a "Consolation Home" which is a residence for children with special needs.
In addition to helping the people of Gulu, Social Promise is dedicated to educating children in our own communites about life in other parts of the world. It is our belief that young children have a natural ability to empathize and a string desire to help others. Through educational classes and events, we seek to empower young children and foster a lifelong commitment to volunteerism and philanthropy.