- There are over 1.5 million homeless students attending public schools
- Nearly 1 in 3 Black and American Indian/Alaska Native children and nearly 1 in 4 Hispanic children were poor compared with 1 in 11 white children
- The toxic stress of early poverty stunts children’s development, creating opportunity gaps that can last a lifetime and harm the nation’s economy.
- Poor children are more likely to have poor academic achievement, drop-out of high school and later become unemployed, experience economic hardship and be involved in the criminal justice system.
Sources: Children’s Defense Fund ; National Center for Homeless Education
For this reason the 48 For Change team has opted to dedicate our next fundraiser to Operation Warm!
The 48 For Change team will be running a collective 1,000 miles in the month of January to raise money for Operation Warm, a nonprofit that creates brand-new, high-quality coats for children in need, offering physical and emotional warmth. All proceeds will be donated to Operation Warm—goal is to raise $5,000 (250 coats).
The collective 1,000 miles for the 48FC team will come out to 166.7 miles per person or 5.37 miles per day per person.
We'll be sharing our progress on Instagram (handles below) as well as the Strava running app. We'd love to have you join in for some miles, share the word or donate!
48 For Change: @48forchange
Justin Shields: @justshields
Tyler Standley: @tyler__baba
Mario Conte: @imnotmars
Chris Herrmann : @hermdawerm
Erin Gazdik: @eringazdik
Nick Remlinger: @nickremlinger
If you're running virtually use the hashtags:
We are running for Change!!
More information about Operation Warm: Operation Warm believes that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves their own brand new coat. While other organizations collect used coats, Operation Warm works with manufacturers to create our own line carefully crafted winter coats.
- Kidatheart7 ID
- Michele Baltrusaitis
- Tatum Chiniquy
- Aja Clum
- Bernie Clum
Fundraising team: 48 For Change (4)
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