Nonprofits have a well-deserved reputation for motivating and inspiring people with powerful appeals to our hearts. We lead with the need. We make you cry. Sad music swells in the background of our stories of loss and redemption. There’s no doubt, we are unrelenting in our effort to change the world.
But what if you could skip and dance your way to a better world?
The Human Race gives you that opportunity. In the run up to the Human Race on Saturday, May 7th, we have one thing in mind – just how much fun can we pack into four hours? Is it possible to skip and not smile while doing so? Remember how great it feels to let loose and dance in the warm sun with a bunch of happy people? Don’t we all crave a bit more joy in our lives? The Human Race is all about the joy and fun.
You will eat lots of delicious free food, locally sourced. There will be costumes and silly hats. Everyone will be smiling, laughing and having a great time. You will be surrounded by music and many folks will be dancing. As you stroll, skip, jog or samba along the most beautiful stretch of coastline on earth you will be surrounded by a diverse crowd of kind, interesting people, and you will all be wearing the same cool shirt!
Here is the best part: while you are having fun you will be changing the world! That’s right, the Human Race pulls together 135 incredible local schools, faith groups and nonprofits who need you to help them by skipping and dancing our way to a better world. Here’s a tiny sample from our Menu of Good:
- Help Leo’s Haven complete the first fully accessible playground in our county.
- Help teens escape the legacy of Gang Violence through Barrios Unidos.
- Be a champion for Save Our Shores Sanctuary Stewards Program.
- Rescue a child from trafficking in Africa through Rising International.
- Keep Shakespeare alive, music in schools and museums open.
Even if you can’t be present on May 7th, it’s still easy to save the world by choosing your favorite cause and giving what you can.
Blog Post Written by Volunteer Center Executive Director Karen Delaney. Karen has led the Volunteer Center for more than 30 years and is an internationally recognized leader, trainer and speaker in the field of volunteerism, community building and nonprofit management. Karen’s formula for success is “hope, fun, curiosity, gratitude, belief in people and good data.”Share this: