The Races | April 13th – Warrior Dash & April 27th – TRI the Parks
We are racing to help foster children. On April 13, teams representing area businesses, churches, families, and individuals, will compete in a Warrior Dash—a 5k adventure race with 11 muddy obstacles and 4 elements—earth, air, fire, and water! On Saturday, April 27, a team of triathletes will compete for the same reasons-–but in a harder race!
Few causes align better with a difficult mud race than foster care. It’s simply tough. When children are unexpectedly removed from their home and their world is turned upside down, all familiar sights, smells, and people vanish. The next day, they awaken to new realities and terrifying fears.
The road of foster care is not only tough for the child, but also for the foster families who welcome them in. The path to restoration for children in crisis and their biological families is often difficult with many unexpected “elements” of uncertainty. The journey toward reunification or resettlement in an adoptive home requires stamina of all involved to ensure the best possible outcome for each child.
So, once again, we’re signing up to race—because it’s tough. We’ve seen our efforts effectively highlight the difficult commitment that foster families make and we’ve raised funds to support families and children in need.
Our Goal | $250,000 for more homes for more children.
Promise686 “fund-racing” teams raise necessary resources that match urgent needs with current solutions. There are simply not enough families to care for foster children. Throughout Georgia, there are more than 15,000 foster children and only 4,500 foster homes, yet our state boasts nearly 10,000 churches.
The math is not tough. Through our initiative, Live The Promise, Promise686 activates individual churches to raise up at least one foster family, surrounds that family with a team of trained volunteers, and enables them to foster stronger and longer. Learn more at livethepromise.org.
Your Help | Sponsor and/or run to raise funds and awareness.
Please join us in the 2019 Tough Campaign. Your tax-deductible donations go to Promise686, a metro-Atlanta 501(C)(3) that mobilizes churches and families to care for lonely, vulnerable children. Promise’s mission is to equip churches to raise up hundreds of new foster families to meet the exploding demand for foster homes in Georgia. Promise already has 2,500+ volunteers serving foster families through church partners and affiliates.
We are fund-racing for the financial resources to activate many more churches, families, and volunteers until there are more than enough homes for Georgia’s foster children.
Please consider a level of sponsorship: