5K Run/Walk for Education – May 2021
The Fun Bun Run Race Committee welcomes all individuals, couples and families to join us in Geneva, Illinois for a morning of good food, fast running, comfortable walking and a great time during the Tenth Annual 5K. The location is the Kane County Government Center in Geneva IL. A virtual race will take place the week prior to the on-site race.
This is our 10th annual 5K for Education and our goal is $25,000. The funds we raise will provide the hundreds of children that live in our villages with school uniforms, books, lunches, and tuition so they can attend school and get an education to help them stop the cycle of poverty that is currently their life.
- Haiti is the poorest country in the Western Hemisphere:
- 1 of every 14 infants dies before their first birthday
- The average life expectancy is only 53 years
- 80% of the working age population is unemployed
- By 6th grade more than 50% of children do not go to school
About Hope for Haitians’ work in Haiti
Over the past 19 years, Hope for Haitians has built over 745 small homes in Haiti that have a concrete floor, cinder block walls, and a metal roof. Over 4,200 Haitians live in these homes that have been erected in 16 villages. Each village is also given a water well, livestock, fruit trees, and other means to generate food and provide overall sustainability for the village.