River Run for Orphans is an annual event that brings communities together to serve orphans with a 1 mile and 5K (3.1 m) run / walk.
Each participating group (church, school or community group) decides where to invest the money that they raise. Groups use funds to complete specific orphan projects. Funds would be used for education, health care, food, vocational training, nutritional support ,clothing, housing safe drinking water, and , and locating a permanent family.
Money for orphan projects is raised when people obtain individual and business sponsors. Entry fees are used for administering the event and creating more River Run for Orphans events around the country.
“Orphans Around the World” expo creates awareness of the needs of orphans. The different booths will have a wide variety of opportunities for someone to serve orphans. They could learn about adoption, sponsor a child or create resources for an orphanage.
Special activities could include, bounce houses, music, dunk tanks, tethered hot air balloon rides, karate demonstrations, dramas, clowns, a climbing wall, food vendors, free Bibles, carnival games, pony rides, health screenings and more.