Howl for the Homeless 5k benefitting St. Joachim and Ann Care Service | Community Spirit
Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service is pleased to announce their first ever fundraising 5K, themed “Halloween Howl for the Homeless”.
This event begins at 9:00 a.m. on Saturday, October 27th. A Children’s “Monster Mile” Fun Run will follow at 9:45 a.m.
Costumes are encouraged and prizes will be awarded to the best costumes in numerous categories. Both events take place on the campus of the St. Charles Community College in Cottleville, MO.
Registration for either event can be done at: http://is.gd/howlforthehomeless. Links for online registration are also available thru the Fleet Feet website (www.fleetfeetstlouis.com) and through the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service website (www.jacares.org). Registration forms are also available at the Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service office, 4116 McClay Road, St. Charles, MO 63304.
Registration for either event is $25 (inclusive of cotton shirt) and $30 (inclusive of Tec shirt). Family entries are
available at a cost of $90 and include entry for four participants and four cotton shirts.
An awards ceremony will follow with awards going to the top three overall male/female winners, as well as the top 3 male/female winners in each class. All participants in the Monster Mile will receive an award.
Ameren Missouri and SSM Health Care have signed up as two of the largest corporate sponsors, with a variety of area businesses, individuals and organizations also participating as sponsors. Sponsorship space is still available.
The Halloween Howl for the Homeless and Children’s Monster Mile are vital fundraisers for the Care Service and community support is essential for the ongoing mission of the Care Service. Currently the most comprehensive social support agency in the St. Charles, Lincoln and Warren County regions, the Care Service provides emergency shelter, long-term housing, utility assistance, food pantry aid, counseling and workforce preparation.
The people who come to Sts. Joachim and Ann Care Service for help face very real, devastating crises. Children who are homeless or at-risk are top priority for the Care Service. The Care Service strives to break the cycle of
homelessness by providing relevant, effective services to homeless children and their families, empowering them to overcome their circumstances and strive for a healthy, productive future.
Through their many family-oriented programs, the Care Service is able to make a direct impact on children’s lives by keeping them in school, surrounding them with a safe and nurturing environment, and providing access to basic needs such as the security of a healthy meal through the Food Pantry.