On December 3rd, a long-time supporter of RMHC, Runner Moe, organized the 2nd Annual Wish List Run to benefit our House! Runner Moe has participated in our 135 TO THE HOUSE race, a run that begins at the Bakersfield RMHC and ends at the Central Valley RMHC; a 135 mile run. Runner Moe has completed the run not just once, but twice, and remains the only woman to ever do so. Moe wanted to create a fun run where the community could come together for a good cause. With last year being such a success, Moe jumped at the opportunity to host the Wish List Run again this year!
All Fresno runners were invited to come out and support RMHC on Saturday morning. There was no fee to register for the event, Runner Moe only asked that all participants bring items that are on our Wish List to run over to the House and drop off mid-run. Runners decorated wagons and strollers as sleighs, and wheeled all of their donated items over to our House!
We had a great turn out this year, welcoming over 100 runners to RMHC that chilly Saturday morning, as they all ran with a great cause at heart. We found ourselves struggling to keep up with organizing all of the items we were receiving from the runners, and had volunteers scrambling to keep up with transporting wish list items from the running arch to our conference room!
We are so glad that our participating runners had a fun morning, filled with smiles and holiday cheer! We are also very excited to announce how many donated items came from that morning!
A whopping 5,105 Wish List items were donated to our families to use this holiday season.
We are so blessed to have such amazing community supporters and members that continue to amaze us with their gracious acts and kind hearts. Without them, we could not provide for our families during their time of need. A huge THANK YOU goes out to all who participated and donated on Saturday, and an even bigger Thank You goes to Runner Moe. We are so lucky to have your continued support. You bring joy and light to our families every year, and that is a gift that is priceless.