Submitted by Giving DuPage
Giving DuPage distributed more than $67,000 on Tuesday to 58 DuPage County non-profit organizations that participated in the Human Race 5K.
Giving DuPage, a non-profit organization that connects volunteers to local charities, hosted the third annual 5K run and walk this past April. Runners and walkers selected a charity of their choice to receive a portion of their registration fee. Each non-profit organization received a check based on the amount of money raised in their name.
This year, the Human Race increased not only its total earnings, but also the number of participants.
As a result, there was a wide range of donations awarded to the organizations, with the highest being more than $5,000. Of the 58 participating non-profit organizations, Project H.E.L.P., World Relief DuPage/Aurora and the National Neutropenia Network were among the top beneficiaries of the fundraiser.
Individual organizations determine how they will use the donations, but some may be used to purchase materials for the organization’s mission or to enhance the volunteer recruitment program.
Giving DuPage Board President Connie Bailey said the goal of the race is to support the important work of the non-profit community and help organizations build capacity.
“Giving DuPage is proud to have celebrated 58 local charities at the DuPage Human Race this year. When else do 1,525 people gather to raise over $67,000 to support their favorite local charity? It’s the ultimate, feel-good event, when you know these local non-profits are working hard every day to serve people, right here in our community,” said Bailey
Following a breakfast and the check presentation, held at the DuPage County Administration Building, attendees networked with one another to learn more about other volunteer and fundraising projects.
For more information, visit www.givingdupage.org or call (630) 407-6458.