We’re deeming 2021 the year of HOPE.
We're hosting our first ever run fundraiser - Heading for Hope Virtual 5k!
Whether you’re a walker, runner, biker, hiker, kayaker, pogo-sticker, we want YOU to join us!
Heading for Hope is a Virtual 5k and Fun Run benefiting Handspun Hope. All proceeds will go towards building the second floor of our counseling center in Rwanda. Many Handspun Hope employees have experienced some form of trauma as a result of the 1994 Rwandan Genocide, and this building will allow for the continued provision of critical counseling serivces.
To maintain safety for all, we've gone with a virtual platform that allows for participation from the safety of our homes or neighborhoods anywhere in the world. And with a week to complete your run (or walk), you can fit it into your schedule whenever it works best!
Registration is $30 per runner. Your fee includes a donation towards the counseling center, a t-shirt for you AND covers the cost of a t-shirt for a staff member in Rwanda. Talk about a win-win!
Join us Saturday, February 13th at 7am CST for the Heading for Hope Virtual Kickoff event with our staff in Rwanda!
To start off the week we’ll be live-streaming from Rwanda as our staff run their 5k! Tune in to our Facebook and Instagram accounts (@handspunhope) on Saturday, February 13th at 7:00am CST for our kickoff event with a special appearance from the ladies of Handspun Hope as they run for hope with you in Rwanda!
Want to win a Hope Artisan Collective Gift Card?
(Trick question… we know you do!)
There's a few ways to win:
1) The top two male AND top two female times will win a gift card to shop the Handspun Hope Artisan Collective! In order to qualify for the gift card you must download the Its Your Race Virtual App to your phone, select our race and track your run. After completing registration, you may choose a date to run your race between February 13th - 27th. Once you begin tracking your race, you will only be able to pause the app for a limited amount of time (i.e. for a restroom break). Please be prepared to complete your race at that time.
1st place - $50 gift card
2nd place - $25 gift card
2) For those that will be joining for fun and do not want to track their 5k time, you are not required to download the app - just get out there and have fun! We're raffling off TWO $25 gift cards to the Hope Artisan Collective and you still have the chance to win!
Share about your 5k on social media! Post on your Facebook or Instagram, tag us (@handspunhope), tag one friend, and use these hashtags: #HeadingForHope5k, #hellohope and #runwithrwanda! Each social media post = 1 raffle entry. Winners will be announced on our social media accounts on March 1st. Happy posting!
Not a big runner but want to support Handspun Hope? Donate here!
So, mark your calendars and register today. Here’s to more HOPE in 2021!