We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon was designed to be a vehicle to help not-for-profit organizations raise funds with a minimal amount of effort on your part. Instead of putting out the funds and the effort to have your own 5K, or other event, we have the event already in place and just need a little help from you to make it all work.
If your not-for-profit organization is interested in raising funds through the We Care Twin Cities Half Marathon, 10K, 5K, or Kids’ Fun Run, it couldn’t be much easier. Here’s how it works:
- Register your organization as a non-profit partner
- Find people to run one of the races
- Each runner signs up and chooses your organization at registration
- Participants ask supporters to go to the website to donate for your organization in their name
- Receive your donation money after the race
What we ask from each organization is help on Race Day, Saturday, September 24th. We need 10 or more volunteers to help during the Half Marathon from each organization. The number of volunteers may be flexible, but we really need lots of volunteers to make things go smoothly for all the participants.
There will be an Expo on Friday, September 23rd where runners will pick up their packets. We are opening this up to the not-for-profit organizations to have booths to display their information as well.
To donate to these organizations and others click here.
The work of The Baby Fold often begins when other help ends. For over 110 years, The Baby Fold has responded to the challenges in our community that threaten the well-being of children and families. Our agency specializes in the care of young children with severe emotional and behavioral disorders and children at risk for a variety of reasons. We focus on improving the lives of children and families in central Illinois by building safe, loving and healthy environments. Our programming includes foster care, special needs adoption, residential treatment, special education, and prevention services.
Through classes and field training, Army ROTC provides cadets with the tools to become an Army Officer while pursuing a college degree. The Army ROTC program is designed to be a four-year program of study that is completed concurrently with a student’s chosen academic major. Cadets from ISU ROTC will serve as crossing guards for our We Care Races this year.
Questions often arise about the difference between the McLean County Emergency Management Agency (EMA) and the Emergency Management Association of McLean County. The McLean County Emergency Management Agency is the official governmental agency that responds to / provides support for emergencies and disasters. All staff members, paid and volunteer, are sworn McLean County Emergency Management Agency officials under the governmental department within McLean County. Donations from volunteers and the community account for a substantial amount of the annual funding needed to provide vital emergency response services to the community, free of charge. The Emergency Management Association of McLean County, on the other hand, is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization that provides grants and funding opportunities to the McLean County Emergency Management Agency in support of its mission. The Association has no emergency response authority or mandate and owns no response assets. Its membership consists of Operations and Search and Rescue Division staffs who run the Association independently but with an eye toward the needs of the McLean County Emergency Management Agency.