CHARITY & PROCEEDS
Runners are asked to please bring at least TWO non-perishable food items to check-in/packet pickup on the day of the event. Food donations and a portion of the proceeds will go to the Lake Mills Food Pantry. The remaining proceeds will be divided amongst local charities.
Proceeds from past events total in excess of $126,000.00; each year we have also collected more that 1,000 pounds of food. The 2015 donation amount was $19,284.08 and the Lake Mills Food Pantry also received nearly 1,200 pounds of much needed food.
Help us to beat last year's totals in 2016!!
MORE ABOUT THE CHARITIES OUR EVENT BENEFITS
Lake Mills Food Pantry | http://www.svdplm.org/index.php/about-us/food-pantry
The Food Pantry, obviously, provides much needed assistance to our community by offering free food to low-income families. As part of our event, we hold a food drive during the Run, asking each participant to give 2 non-perishable food items. Each year, this event collects over 1100 pounds of food!
Humane Society of Jefferson County | http://hsjc-wis.com
Most people are familiar with the Humane Society but may not realize the scope of their reach; each year they assist hundreds of lost dogs and puppies by returning them to their loving owners and facilitate another hundred or more adoptions. Every year the HSJC must fundraise for over 65% of their total annual operating budget. And these days, they are attempting to raise a great deal more capital in order to provide the community with a new shelter facility.
Rock Lake Activity Center | http://www.rocklakeac.org
The Rock Lake Activity Center opened in 2006 with the mission of positively affecting the health and wellness of the greater Lake Mills community through quality programming and activities. RLAC provides youth and adult activities focusing on education, enrichment, fitness and self-defense.
Christmas Neighbors | http://www.christmasneighbors.org
The Christmas Neighbors program offers toys, gifts, mittens, clothing and food to low-income families with children; providing a box of food, home-made mittens and $35 in gifts per child to needy families during the Christmas holidays. Parents are able to "shop" for gifts for their children about two weeks before the holiday. All the shopping items are donated or purchased with funds collected by the Christmas Neighbors.