On October 5 and 6, at the Raiffeisen Bank Bucharest International Marathon (http://bucharest-marathon.com/), the United Way Running team, consisting of over 50 runners, decided to contribute to improving the education of disadvantaged children. This is the second year when United Way is one of the event’s charitable partners. The competition was organized by Bucharest Running Club Association, in cooperation with the Romanian Athletic Federation and Bucharest City Hall.
Thank you for your help and your determination in supporting the cause of education!
Through the online giving platform, http://unitedway.galantom.ro/, some United Way runners encouraged their colleagues and friends to make donations to United Way’s education programs. So far, together they raised over 30.000 RON. The runners are either employees from United Way’s partner companies (Raiffeisen Bank, Accenture, Allianz Țiriac, Athenée Palace Hilton, Kinstellar, TNT, Wave Division) and other supporters who enjoy running and contributing to a good cause – education for children from low-income families.
We send a big THANK YOU to our team of volunteers. Over 60 of them were involved on Saturday at children’s race and on Sunday, at the adults’ competition, at hydration stations. There were bikers in the mobile hydration team, photographers, volunteers cheering the runners, helping us at United Way stand in Constitutiei square. The photo stand was generously offered pro-bono by Wave Division, our partner agency providing the full needed logistic for the event. At the stand, runners and supporters had the chance to take a photo and have it printed on the spot, as a souvenir. Over 500 photos were printed and around 1,000 people visited United Way`s stand and found out more about our social programs in the community. It was an event full of positive energy. We are thankful to all those involved: runners, volunteers and partner companies for their effort aimed at helping the disadvantaged children. And… see you in 2014, at the next running event!
What is LIVE UNITED? It is United Way’s call to action and to help people in need. How to do it? It is quite easy:
GIVE. ADVOCATE.VOLUNTEER. LIVE UNITED.
About the United Way Education cause
Through our educational programs, United Way offers support over 1.000 children each year. Because of our supporter’s contributions, children receive for free much need support in 12 daycare centers and social kindergartens in Bucharest. Children willing to learn, but don’t have the appropriate conditions at home (either learning or living conditions), get help with their homework and in catching up on learning if needed. They receive clothing and school supplies to be prepared to attend school. For most of the children, the food they are given through our programs is the only hot meal of the day.