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1 5K for the Homeless A run for the less fortunate Akeel Kalik Elaine Leslie Tyler White Rachel Thomas Leanna Shelnutt 1

2 Project Overview The Life Science Academy will organize and host a 5k in the Summer at a local park or track for anybody who wants to participate. Our goal is to have more than 150 participants. We are hoping to obtain 950 dollars from Owensboro Health in order to fund this project. L2

3 Evidence of the Need From :www.pitinoshelter.org ▫“We can always use your help at the Pitino Shelter” ▫“The Pitino Shelter depends heavily upon the generosity of churches, businesses, individuals, schools, and the community to continue making a difference in the lives of the homeless families we serve.” E3

4 Evidence of the Need (cont.) Our call to the Pitino Shelter highlighted certain points We talked to James Barnett, Program Director of Pitino Shelter ▫Public soup kitchen provides 3 meals everyday  200,000 meals were given out last year ▫The 65 bed facility is always full ▫Only shelter in Owensboro that takes women & children ▫Turns away an average of 87 people away per month E4

5 Evidence of Community Health Problem 460+ Homeless in Owensboro as of 2008 (Peck, 2009) ▫Growing number due to poor economy ▫Number of homeless in Owensboro equivalent to the number of students at Tamarack Elementary (City- Data, 2013) R5

6 Health Problems of the Homeless Homeless people often suffer from: ▫Mental disorders ▫Substance abuse problems ▫Issues associated with exposure (frostbite, leg ulcers, etc.) ▫Malnutrition These problems often go untreated or are treated inadequately Source: NCH, 2006 R6

7 Proposed Solution We want to organize a 5K in a local park ▫Choice of either a registration fee or material donation (canned goods, blankets, etc.) in exchange for a t-shirt or wristband ▫Give out information about the problems of homelessness ▫Donate proceeds to the Daniel Pitino Shelter T7

8 Objective 1: Organizing The 5K Ask local businesses Businesses and grant money would fund:  Park rental costs  Costs of t-shirts  Food and beverages for participants A8

9 Objective 1: Organizing The 5K (cont.) Registration ▫Via text ▫Name and shirt size Advertising ▫Flyers ▫Radio Advertisement ▫Possibly TV, but costly Raise money ▫$20 to participate ▫Includes t-shirt w/ sponsors A4

10 Objective 2: Purchasing needed materials Size Distribution will vary among registration response T-Shirts ▫Each custom T-shirt will cost around 7.5 dollar depending on amount.  Customink.com Wristbands ▫Each wristband will cost about 25 cents.  Reminderband.com A10

11 Objective 3: Hosting The Race 5K Location ▫ Yellow Creek Park ▫Ben Hawes State Park Registration fee ▫$20 ▫Entry and t-shirt Proceeds ▫Pitino Shelter ▫Donated in winners’ names LSA students will run registration table, food/beverage booths, water stands, etc. A11

12 Yellow Creek Park vs Ben Hawes State Park A12 Damsite Trail – 4.0 km Hiking Trail + Various Mountain Bike Trails – app. 5+ km

13 Goals 1.More than 150 participants 2.Raise 1,000+ dollars and material goods for the Daniel Pitino Shelter. 3.Encourage people to help the Pitino Shelter. 4.Increase awareness of homelessness and the problems that come with it. R13

14 Outcome & Evaluation Pitino Shelter can use money to ▫House more homeless families ▫Feed residents ▫Provide healthcare for residents ▫Other essential services If each LSA student participated and invited at least two other people to participate, we could raise at least 1,000 dollars L14

15 Timeline Registration Deadline will be May 20 th. ▫People who register after will not receive a T-Shirt Race will be held Saturday, June 14 th First day of LSA ( ) will discuss our effect ▫Improvements ▫Ease ▫Quality of Life of the shelter residents T15

16 Obstacles Persuading sponsors to support this marathon Choosing the size distribution of the T-Shirts Getting a proper estimate of people expected Facing weather How we are going to handle money received A16

17 Project Conclusion This marathon gives an opportunity for our community to do a good for not only themselves but also for the less fortunate in our area. With this community benefit project, we hope to have more than 150 participants. With the help of sponsors and the grant money from Owensboro Health (900 dollars) we hope this marathon could become a reality. A17

18 Are there any questions? 18

19 Sources Peck, S. (2009). Owensboro officials taking on homeless problem. WFIE. [accessed 12 January 2014]. Retrieved from officials-taking-on-homeless-problem officials-taking-on-homeless-problem City-Data. (2013). Owensboro, Kentucky. [accessed 12 January 2014]. Retrieved from data.com/city/Owensboro-Kentucky.htmlhttp://www.city- data.com/city/Owensboro-Kentucky.html National Coalition for the Homeless. (2006). Health Care and Homelessness. [accessed 12 January 2014]. Retrieved from pdf pdf The Daniel Pitino Shelter. (2013). A History of the Pitino Shelter. [accessed 12 January 2014]. Retrieved from 19

20 Wristbands and T-Shirt pricing 20


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