Gulf Winds Track Club

A nonprofit organization

$11,449 raised by 82 donors

76% complete

$15,000 Goal

“We all have dreams. But in order to make dreams come into reality, it takes an awful lot of determination, dedication, self-discipline, and effort.” – Jesse Owens

And sometimes some financial help.   Due to the very generous donations and matching grant we received via last winter's A Community Thrives fundraising endeavor, GWTC was able to partner with the International Rescue Committee and host a 10 week running program for children of political refugees.  Over 40 children hailing from six different countries received running shoes, shirts, supervised running sessions at Cascades Park, and most importantly, popsicles after each run!   The joy and community building created by the program was sensatoinal and the children are eagerly awaiting another program scheduled for this fall.  We have also been in contact with the Boys and Girls club whose members would also greatly benefit from the program.

We are accordingly using the 2021 A Community Thrives fundraiser as a springboard to serve even more children in our community. We are happy to announce that GWTC has once again been approved to receive a grant.  The grant will be based on the number of donors and the dollars raised.  Last time, we received a $5,000.00 grant on top of the $7,000 raised.  This time, we are aiming for a $10,000.00 grant and we believe we can earn it based on the success of our prior program and due to the wonderful group of donors who will support this mission.  If successful, we can increase the reach of our program to serve in excess of 80 children.  

Every dollar helps and we appreciate your generosity.

 We have an opportunity.  We have a chance.  We can make a difference

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Organization name

Gulf Winds Track Club

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PO BOX 3447