The Calvary Connection
In This Together 5k Edition: October 2020
In This Together, Virtual 5k
We are less than one week away!
Thanks to the incredible support from donors, volunteers, and friends, we have already surpassed our original goal of $25,000 and have increased our goal to $35,000! We are already well on our way to reaching our new goal. Thank you to all of you who have signed up and raised money.

We have been spending additional funds every day during the pandemic in order to keep women safe. The funds from this 5k will allow us to maintain the safety of residents and staff, while providing services that the women need to keep rebuilding their lives. 

The 5k event week begins on Monday, October 5th! If you haven't already, there is still time to sign up and fundraise. We need your support to help us reach our new goal!
5k Training at Calvary
The women at Calvary have been counting down the days until the 5k! They've been taking their 5k training walks along the Anacostia River, taking in all the sites and enjoying the fall weather.

Elaine Johnson, the staff lead for the Calvary walks, shared, "The walks are a reminder that it is not all darkness-- it was a beautiful day for our walk today. We talked about the debate, yes, but we also talked about turtles and butterflies and lost relatives and knee surgeries. I am so thankful to everyone who has already joined in-- the money is fundamental, and your walking/running/biking with us means so much."

The women at Calvary are ready for race week and we hope you are too. We can't wait to walk/run/bike together virtually!
5k Supporters!
Here are just a few of the In This Together 5k participants sporting their new Calvary masks! They are keeping themselves and others safe while showing their communities that we are all In This Together.

Not only have our 5k participants helped raise over $30,000 (and counting!), but we now have 146 individual fundraisers and and 46 teams. Because of their outreach, more people than ever before are learning about Calvary, our programs, and how critical it is that we keep our doors open.

Thank you to all of the Calvary 5k participants and fundraisers!
Fundraiser Spotlight: Jessica Hall!
Jessica decided to join In This Together as a 5k fundraiser as a way to celebrate her birthday by giving back to our community. She reached her initial goal quickly and then increased it to $2,000, and has already surpassed that!

Jessica said, "Calvary Women's Services is a place I have volunteered for over 15 years and the women I have met there have had a profound impact on my experience in Washington, DC."

Thank you, Jessica, for raising critical funds and spreading the word about Calvary's important and life-saving work.
Thank You to Our Sponsors
Calvary Women's Services