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Race To End Poverty Set For Rock Creek Park

By Aaron Kraut

Wednesday - 4/10/2013, 11:30am  ET

Last year's Race To End Poverty, via Joe Foley

A Wider Circle’s 4K run/walk and tot trot fundraiser is set for April 27 at Meadowbrook Park (7901 Meadowbrook Lane) in Chevy Chase.

The Race To End Poverty will start at 9 a.m. and the Silver Spring-based charity is hoping to raise $20,000 through the event to help furnish 4,000 homes in 2013.

In 2012, A Wider Circle furnished 3,650 area homes. The organization provides beds, dressers, kitchen tables and other furniture to low-income households and counseling programs for recently-homeless parents and others in need of tips for job interviews.

The 4K race allows participants to enter as an individual or team and pledge money for different programs:

How donations support our work:

$33.00 furnishes the home for one child or adult through the Neighbor-to-Neighbor Program

$55.00 can Fuel the Change* for one day

$75.00 provides a healthy lunch to the participants in Well Mother, Well Baby program

$132.00 furnishes the home of an entire family

$385.00 can Fuel the Change* for a whole week!

For more information and to register, visit the race site.

Photo by Joe Foley