Gainesville Give Thanks 5k Race

All proceeds go toward St Francis House homeless shelter!

fundraiser for St Francis House
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Gainesville Give Thanks 5k Race Registration

How to enter:

  • pre-register now – on for $25
  • Day of Run: November 23, 2017. Registration starts at 7 AM. Race begins at 8:30 AM.
  • Day of Race at 5100 SW 91st Terr, Haile Plantation, Gainesville, Fl 32608  registration is $30 per runner.
  • Register in person at Gainesville Running and Walking on 3600 SW Archer Rd
  • Bring a picture ID to verify your registration payment

Prizes:Trader Joe’s Pies to the first 200 finishers!

St Francis House empowers families with children to help them transition from homelessness to self-sufficiency. They provide case management, housing, food, training and educational resources in a secure environment. Their success relies on case management. It tailors their clients’ needs with support resources to help them succeed … a one-on-one relationship. Arbor House is part of St Francis House. As a stand alone property it is structured to assist women and children in a safe environment. Many of these single women, and women with children, are victims of domestic violence. They and their children are helped in a home-like environment.

Services provided at St Francis House include 13,000 shelter nights yearly. More than 60,000 meals that include shelter residents’ meals, and community lunches, are provided annually.

One in 30 American children experience homelessness. More than 90% of homeless mothers report that they have been physically and/or sexually abused over their lifetimes. Families are the fastest growing segment of America’s homeless population, accounting for 40-50% of the nation’s homeless. Lack of affordable housing is a primary cause of homelessness in families. In most cases, one or both parents are working, but not making a living wage.

St Francis House, Arbor House, and Sunrise Apartments provide both safety, case management support, and permanent supported housing for their clients. Gainesville benefits from their work. When people have shelter they take better care of themselves. Combined with a supportive environment, success rates rise.

Your support matters. When you support St Francis House and its mission, Gainesville is a healthier city.

Thank you for your interest and participation this Thanksgiving!
From all of us at St Francis House, Arbor House, and Sunrise Apartments.



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