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The FRESH 15 supports nonprofit organizations that provide strength, stability and safety for families.

You see it in our store; you’ll see it at the race… being a part of a “family” is deep with the culture of our company. We award funding from the FRESH 15 to groups that exemplifying the strength it takes to support every sense of the term “family” – passion, hope, dignity, belonging, protection are all vital to building lives that truly make a difference.

Every runner counts. Because we give 100% of runner revenue to our nonprofit partners, participants have already left a substantial impact in the lives of families to the tune of more than $350,000 raised in just three short years of running.

STRENGTH:
Bethesda Health Clinic: A Christ-centered clinic that provides affordable health and dental care to hardworking low-income adults who are uninsured or underinsured.

FitSteps for Life: Renewing hope, improving quality of life, and prolonging survival for cancer patients through the restorative power of exercise…Exercise, Thrive, Survive!

Breckenridge Village: A caring residential community for adults with mild to moderate intellectual disabilities.

Alzheimer’s Alliance of Smith County: supports and connects families dealing with all forms of dementia with direct services and resources they need to care for loved ones diagnosed with these debilitating diseases. The Alliance emphasizes a variety of brain healthy initiatives for everyone in order to slow down and reduce the incidence of Alzheimer’s and dementias.

STABILITY:
Soles4Souls: Everyone deserves a good pair of shoes. Shoes provide health, hope and happiness. This organization provides short-term relief and long-term solutions locally and around the globe. In 10 years, they have distributed 30 million pairs of shoes in 127 countries.

Christian Women’s Job Corps: equips women with job skills and life skills in a Christ-centered environment to find better employment and build a future for their families.

Literacy Council of Tyler: sees generational impact when they give adults the opportunity to achieve literacy through instruction in basic reading, ESL programs, GED prep, and Career Pathways. This sets them up for success that may not have otherwise been accessible to their families.

SAFETY:
Public Safety: Funding from our race goes to providing lifesaving equipment for the men and women who serve as police officers, firefighters, EMTs and in our local county agencies. We also hope to equip them with tools for to care for their own health so that they can continue to keep our families safe.

Children’s Advocacy Centers: A love for children, passion for justice, and vision for a restored childhood. CACs exist to minimize the trauma children face when they have been victimized by abuse and to provide the resources needed for children and families to begin the healing process.

Children’s Village: a children’s home that strengthens the community by providing healing and hope for neglected and abuse boys and girls in Northeast Texas.

The 2016 FRESH 15 race raised over $130,000 for charities. Thank you runners, volunteers and everyone else.

For information about becoming a charity partner with FRESH 15 please email us at FRESH15@brookshires.com.

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