Welcoming the Stranger – 5K Family Fun Run


The St. Vincent Catholic Charities Welcoming the Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run is the kickoff event for Lansing’s World Refugee Awareness Week! The week will be celebrated June 18th – June 24th.

The objective of this event is to raise awareness and collect household goods to support the St. Vincent Catholic Charities Refugee Services program. This program provides safe and furnished housing to newly arriving refugees. In 2015, STVCC resettled 625 refugees in the greater Lansing area. Our agency relies heavily on donations to guarantee each family has everything they need to start their new life in Lansing.

St. Vincent Catholic Charities will be collecting new and gently used household items at the Welcoming the Stranger: 5K Family Fun Run. The items listed are those needed by STVCC most often: dishes, pots/pans, sheets, blankets, towels, pillows.

Any and all are welcome to participate, come out and support refugees in our community!

For more information, visit: http://stvcc.org/eventscpt/welcoming-the-stranger-5k-family-fun-run/