Big House 5K: Supporting the Local Washtenaw Community
Big House 5K is a fundraiser to support the following six local non-profit entities. We encourage you to raise additional funds to support these great causes in addition to your race registration fee donation.
- Food Gatherers is Washtenaw County's food bank and food rescue program, distributing more than 5 million pounds of food to 150 non-profit programs serving low-income adults, seniors and children annually. Recipient programs include hot meal programs, residential programs and programs targeting low-income children and seniors. For a list of food donors and recipient agencies or to learn how you can become involved in the fight against hunger locally, call Food Gatherers or visit the organization's website.
- Phone: (734) 761-2796 | www.foodgatherers.org
Humane Society of Huron Valley
- The Humane Society of Huron Valley, located in Ann Arbor, is an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and relies solely on the generosity of our supporters to provide critical community programs and services. HSHV is an award-winning organization, recognized for our best practices and highest animal "save-rate" among all similar shelters in Michigan. Charity Navigator, the nation's top charity evaluator, awarded HSHV a 4-star ranking, the highest possible. The mission of HSHV is to promote the loving, responsible care of all animals in our community. HSHV is not affiliated with any other humane organization and does not receive funding from the United Way.
- Phone: (734) 662-5585 | www.hshv.org | Facebook
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County
- For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County is a part of the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network. Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles"), ages 6 through 18. Through our efforts we are developing positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.
- Phone: (734) 975-0933 | www.bbbswashtenaw.org
Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley
- Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley works to enrich Washtenaw County through a legacy of affordable homeownership for low-income families. Driven by Habitat homeowners, our volunteers, and our supporters, we are committed to making affordable housing a matter of conscience and action, right here in our own community. Founded in 1989, Habitat for Humanity of Huron Valley (HHHV) has built 134 single-family homes in Washtenaw County for low-income working families, and over 150 people live in homes built through HHHV.
- Phone: (734) 734-677-1558 | www.h4h.org
Team Red, White and Blue - Ann Arbor Chapter
- Team RWB's mission is to enrich the lives of America's veterans by connecting them to their community through physical and social activity. Our chapters and communities deliver consistent, local opportunities for veterans and the community to connect through physical and social activity. They host weekly fitness activities, monthly social events, and participate in local races and events together.These programs are at the core of Team RWB's mission.
- www.teamrwb.org | Email: Mike.Lehnis@teamrwb.org
University Musical Society: K-12 Education Programs
- One of the oldest performing arts presenters in the country, UMS is committed to connecting audiences with performing artists from around the world in uncommon and engaging experiences. With a program steeped in music, dance and theater, UMS contributes to a vibrant cultural community by presenting approximately 60-75 performances and over 100 free educational activities each season. UMS School Day Performances feature some of the world's best performing artists and use the arts to ignite student imagination and support student growth and development. Performances serve kindergarten through high school students and teachers receive UMS Learning Guides to facilitate meaningful connections between the performance and classroom curriculum.
- Phone: (734) 764-2538 | www.ums.org