Every month, we offer 3-5 programs for each of our Circle de Luz classes (and they are constantly asking for more!). But to make these events happen, we need funds. Every single dollar from your annual commitment as a M’ija goes directly to scholarships. Programming dollars come from sales of our Circle de Luz necklace, grants, and any other fundraising or sponsorships we are able to secure. We have big plans for our girls, but we need the funds to back up those dreams. Won’t you join us by going the distance for Circle de Luz?
On March 12, 2011, our goal is to have at least 30 M’ijas and friends (they don’t have to be M’ijas and they do not have to be women) run and/or walk the Corporate Cup 5k race in downtown Charlotte as a celebration of raising funds for Circle de Luz. If you aren’t in Charlotte or can’t travel to Charlotte, keep reading because we have an option for you, too. Here is how it will work:
The Corporate Cup has a 5k (3.1 miles) distance and you can run or walk (or run/walk) the course. We are looking for at least 30 people to commit to participating in the Corporate Cup and using it as an impetus to raise funds for Circle de Luz. We’re calling it Run Big, Dream Big II. Your goal? $380. Why $380? There are 19 Hijas in Circle de Luz, and we are asking each participant to raise $20 for each girl. By raising $380, you will provide 3 programs for the girls sometime in the following year.
If you decide to go for it, what happens? Well, first, you’ll receive a packet from us of information on training for the event, registration for the event, and how to set up your fundraising web-site. Want to check one out from last year? Look at Rosie’s here. You will also get a sample letter to send to your friends and family to begin your solicitation for the run. Finally, as things get underway officially in January, we will organize group runs for the Hijas and M’ijas who can participate on Saturdays in January and February and provide any additional help you might need leading up to race day.
What we need right now is to know who is in. Send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org as soon as possible to let us know if you’d like to do it and if you have anyone who also wants to do this with you. Once we have our team, we’ll send the welcome email with all the details you need.
Don’t live in Charlotte but would like to participate? We’d love to have you. Last year, more than 10 women traveled to Charlotte for the run. We’re looking to organize a dinner event on the eve of the race and can help you find accommodations, too.
If you aren’t able to travel here but would like to do a run or walk in your community to raise money for Circle de Luz, just let us know via email and we’ll help you work out the details and find a race that works for you in your area!
Thanks so much for considering this great opportunity to enhance our program offerings!