|Help Out Tree 4 Hope-Run a Virtual 5K
This is a difficult time for everyone, all over the world. This is especially true for the children and families that Tree 4 Hope serves in Guatemala. CoVID-19 is a major threat to their close, tight-knit communities and they need us now more than ever.
It is surely no surprise to you that we had to close our school, Hope Academy, for the academic year. After many years of planning and fundraising, we just opened its doors in January 2020, so to say this was heartbreaking is an understatement. We have a dedicated staff and amazing teachers, though, who are continuously working to provide "virtual" learning to the students. These students do not have access to the internet, and some don't even have electricity. We have been sending home paper packets of work for them to complete, however it is a complicated scenario. When we send these packets home with the families, we are also providing them with food. So while the school's doors are physically closed, we are still providing a lot of help to the families in the area. All of this, of course, costs money.
While we at T4H have made the difficult decision to not hold any of our large events because of the pandemic, we simply cannot do nothing. Too many people depend on us for food, clothing, medicine and education which is why we have decided to hold a virtual 5K.
You can participate in this event no matter where you are. You can run, walk, or hike on roads, trails or even on a treadmill! You have all Thanksgiving Day and Black Friday to get the miles in, so you can pop the turkey in the oven and get it done, or wait until after you've slept off all of the turkey-induced sleepiness. Just register online, print your race bib, download our race-day playlist, run the race, upload your results and print your finisher certificate! It's that easy! We have awesome shirts available for purchase, as well as some other T4H branded items.