We’re pumped to announce the charity that we are supporting with the proceeds from our 2014 season! While the CEO graciously offered to paid for everyone here at Round House to change their middle name to foam, we decided to leave it to our mantra to tell about who we are. Fun,Fitness and Philanthropy.
While a lot of time put into where our funds would be best used A Child’s Hope Foundation came to our attention.
Along with being vigilant about the funds they receive,they have a great story to tell:
In 1997 Paul and Carolene adopted a beautiful girl from China and named her Megan. In 2001, the agency through which Megan was adopted came to the Cooks and asked them to donate to improve a poor orphanage in Haiti. The Cooks donated the money and thought little more about it.
A few months later, the agency returned and asked Paul if he would like to accompany the agency on a trip to Haiti so he could see what his donation meant in a personal sense.
Paul said, “It was only then, when I saw the desperate plight of orphans in Haiti, that I knew that I needed to do more than just donate money. I needed to personally get to work on this problem and help save the lives of these kids. We named our charity ‘A Child’s Hope Foundation’ because we believe it is every orphan’s hope to belong to a loving family.”
We are pledging a portion of every race entry to go towards building a new orphanage. We hope that you will join us in supporting this stellar organization and exemplar cause!