On December 21st, 2013, Raise4aCause hosted a 5K walk and book drive at the Wellington Activity Center to benefit Genesis Women’s Shelter, an organization based in Dallas that provides shelter, safety, counseling and expert services to battered women and their children. Through this event, we hoped to give children who have suffered adversity the precious gift of knowledge. Even though many of us had warm houses and safe families to return to this Christmas, many children in our area did not. To make the winter season more pleasant for everyone, we collected books at the run to donate to the children at the shelter, and we hand-painted a bookshelf. After the run, we hosted Christmas-themed activities and handed out complimentary donuts, hot chocolate, and other treats to attendees.

The Raise4aCause team was able to travel to the Women's Genesis Shelter resource center to donate the book shelf and books. Click here to view a prezi that documents our visit.