Online event aims to raise funds for entrepreneurs living in poverty
Whole Planet Foundation has shifted our Power Your Purpose 5K from a physical run to a virtual run happening June 27th. While we were hopeful that we could reschedule our physical run to a date later in the year, the unknowns surrounding COVID-19 were just too substantial.
We are inviting local businesses, global businesses, corporate partners, brands with a purpose, Whole Planet Foundation supporters, and anyone else who is compelled to make a difference for people around the world struggling to lift themselves out of poverty during this global pandemic. We are excited to have hundreds of participants move with us, all at a safe, social distance of course. We’d love for you to join this online event to support our cause!
What is a Virtual 5K?
A virtual 5K can be completed in any location you choose, promoting safe social distancing! Join us, on your time, as we get our bodies moving for at least 3.1 miles. Choose your own starting line, whether it’s on a treadmill or a neighborhood street. We’ll be celebrating your accomplishments online throughout the day with fun and interactive experiences and opportunities to tune in to a community of runners. This event is open to all who want to reach their fitness goals during this quarantine, whether that’s by walking, jogging, or running, while supporting microentrepreneurs with opportunity.
Event Date: Saturday, June 27
Launch Time: Complete your 5K any time you want. Check our event registration page as we will be posting updated details about our run day schedule!
Location: Online, anywhere you are!
Register Online as a supporter for a $10 or an advocate for a $25 donation. In return, you’ll receive a finisher’s medal and gift from our generous sponsors!(Limited to the first 500 registrants in the 48 contiguous states)
We are aiming to raise $25,000 for microcredit via this event. With the average microcredit loan being $176, this goal will help Whole Planet Foundation reach an additional 142 microentrepreneurs. Small businesses are the backbone of society and continue to need our support. For example, Akua lives in Ghana and is a first time client with WPF partner ID Ghana. She borrowed 700 Ghana Cedis (about $128 US/£100) to finance her business selling roasted plantains. This loan has allowed her to diversify her business by selling higher profit margin items like schoolbooks. Her loan is repaid over 6 months. She is almost finished repaying and is already seeking further finance to add sales of housewares at her market stand.
Donate what you can, create a team, and raise funds for those who are most vulnerable in our local and global communities. We’re in this together!