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16th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair
March 22, 2015 @ 12:00 pm - 4:00 pm
Get ready to: BE FIT! CREATE ART! HELP OTHERS! at The 16th Annual Run for Zimbabwe Orphans and Fair on Sunday March 22, 2015 at St. Joseph School in Mountain View, 1120 Miramonte Ave. from noon to 4 p.m. The Zim Run and Fair is for all age groups and highlights the joy of Africa.
There are 11 cross-country style foot races: 220 yards for preschool, ½ mile for kindergarten and a series of mile races for grades 1-8, high school and adults. The African Art Contest (for kids in preschool to grade 8) reveals the artistic talent of Bay Area kids. In the “helping others” department, there are many opportunities. One may donate funds to the orphans of Makumbi Children’s Home, volunteer, buy a cheetah t-shirt or contribute gently used shoes to the African shoe drive.
Keeping the spectators dancing and laughing are the traditional Zimbabwean music groups–Chinyakari Ensemble and Sadza–and ten Zimbabwean Game Booths. At one booth, kids can even build a termite hill since termite repair at Makumbi Children’s Home in Zimbabwe is one of the goals of this year’s event.
For information on entering the run ($5) or art contest (free), volunteering or donating to this cause, log on to: www.ZimbabweParaguay.net call meet directors, Ellen and Bill Clark at 650.941.9206 or e-mail them at firstname.lastname@example.org The Zim Run and Fair (which raised $35,000 for the orphanage in 2014) is a presentation of The Sustainable Living Foundation (501c3). Run and fair expenses are underwritten by a grant from The Wakerly Family Foundation.
Final note: We are helping poor children in Zimbabwe. Therefore, we’ve made every effort to make this event welcoming to low-income people here in the Bay Area.
The entry fee for the run is $5. The African art contest and the fair are free. People may bring their rubber soled shoes for the African shoe drive.