Located in Houston, Texas, Bel Inizio helps disadvantaged women develop self-confidence and life skills through fitness and nutrition. Participants train to complete a 5K, which helps prepare them for the ultimate race — the race for a better life.
Houston has a generous giving community and great compassion for those in need. We have emergency shelters, transitional housing, and half-way houses. The agencies offer case workers, recovery programs, and job skills training. What gets lost, and is critically needed, is helping individuals achieve the self esteem and confidence that can come from an ongoing exercise and nutrition program.
As you all know I have been supporting Bel Inizio for a long time. I have watched my Theresa start this after Tom died and turn it into a program that has helped 400 women. Every time I go to a graduation or watch Bel Inizio clients finish a race I am so proud and happy. Each of you is so kind but today I am asking a special favor. Thanks to the generosity of the RunHouston Race team there is a chance I can get a bonus just for raising money for Bel Inizio and doing the Virtual 5K. I am already in the top five fundraisers and hope to climb the ladder ever more. Third Place gets an extra $300! That more than pays for an entire client's training including new shoes, team shirt, fruit, and race entry!
I love you and thank you.
|Donor||Donation Amount||Donation Date||Comment|
|Bridgeway Run Houston||$150.00*||6/9/2016||Congratulations and thank you for participating in Bridgeway Run Houston! For A Cause.|
|Penny Wilson||$27.50||6/3/2016||Go! Ann! Go! ~ Penny & John|
|Nicole Barrett||$75.00||6/3/2016||Good Luck Mom!|
|Murali Narasimhan||$100.00*||6/3/2016||This is the Google match that was applied for and accepted. It will be paid in July.|
|Murali Narasimhan||$100.00||5/28/2016||I'm also matching this donation from my employer (Google), should get to you in a few weeks.|
|Stan and Jo Ann Stevenson||$50.00||5/26/2016||Go get 'em, Anne!!|
|Anita Jimenez-Belinoski||$25.00||5/25/2016||You are an amazing woman and I want to be just like you when I grow up! Love you.|
|Anne Strong||$25.00*||5/25/2016||Go Bel Inizio!|
|Jonina Dickey||$200.00||5/24/2016||Love you Anne!|
|Theresa Strong||$27.50||5/24/2016||I love you mom!|
|* offline donation|