Drab Foundation in cooperation with FOR DREAMS z.s. agency organizes a third year of the Barefoot Run. This year’s topic goes hand in hand with the motto „I am running for your lunch“ because the entire profit from the admission will be utilized for a project „Lunches for Children“ organized by Drab Foundation.
This program belongs to the most crucial events arranged by Drab Foundation. Our main motivation is to try to help the families whose economic situation is not good and does not even allow the parents to pay for their children’s school lunches. Given that this situation is not only not improving, but according to our knowledge continues to deteriorate, we would like to bring attention to this problem again, this time with the help of this unconventional run.
Our foundation does not want to help those families who brought about their dismal situation themselves – there are parents who avoid working on purpose, indulge in alcohol or drugs. In these cases our aid is not sufficient and it is necessary to look for it elsewhere and in a different form. We would like to help and we do help to those families where the parents are trying to work in order to provide for their children, but are still for various reasons unsuccessful. Furthermore, we support orphans whose parents passed away in car accidents. There is also a case where an older sibling decided to take care of such a child and had to sacrifice his studies in order to be able to support the family.
Last but not least, there are also single mothers. The amount of divorced couples reached 30% out of which in 60% of the cases the fathers do not pay mandatory alimony. A woman who has lost the roof over her head and has to find an alternative housing with her three children is in a very serious situation. We are trying to change that.
In the first phase, Drab Foundation decided to pay for 38.000 pupils’ lunches. These pupils are not responsible for their financial situation and are interested in educating themselves and developing their personality. Through the Barefoot Run we would like to obtain contributions for more school lunches – based on our estimates it would be necessary to pay for approximately 100.000 lunches a year. If you participate in the Barefoot Run we will be able to pay for 10 lunches for one child thanks to your starting fee.
The minimal starting fee is 250,-Kč for one barefoot runner, however you can donate a lunch contribution of your own choice. Every 25,-Kč will feed a child for one more day. All the Run participants will receive a photo-documentation that will illustrate how exactly the specific contribution will be utilized. A thank you from individual families will be attached.
(If you choose to pay in cash for the Run registration, it is necessary to do it no later than on 28 August 2015 at the headquarters of the endowment fund).