Still accepting donations!
December 31 is Match Day, where your donation to Pencils of Promise will be doubled. So far, we have raised over $3,800, the highest for any single fun run, but we are still aiming for $10,000. $250 is all it takes to give a child the education he or she needs in countries like Laos, Guatemala, Ghana, and Nicaragua, the countries that the organization helps. The donation link will be open until the end of April. Thank you to everyone who attended the run or donated!
5th annual Fun run - DATES (ALMOST) ANNounced
The exact date for the fifth fun run has not determined, but it will probably be held in late May or the first week of June.
4th Annual Fun Run - A Success!
The fourth fun run on December 5th was a SUCCESS! We had 25 families who attended the event. In spite of the cold, runners excitedly completed their laps. We had a wide range of participants, from three-year-olds to adults. We would like to extend a big thank you to Fanfare Greenbriar Center, Bagel Buddies, Einstein Bagels Fairfax, Giant Greenbriar Center, SweetFrog Greenbriar Center for supplying great food and coupons, and the weather for warming up at the end. For more pictures, go to the Fun Run Slideshows tab or to https://goo.gl/photos/BEGdzVi4QyQ5UR5x5. Thank you to all that attended!
THE CARSON SCHOLARS FUND 2015
The Maryland-based Carson Scholars Fund, founded by presidential candidate and renowned neurosurgeon Ben Carson, has honored thousands of student volunteers. Rohil was one of the over 200 scholars from around the country honored at a banquet in Windsor Mill, Maryland, just outside of Baltimore.
Best of Braddock Awards 2014
The Best of Braddock Awards, honoring volunteers in the Braddock District of all ages, honored Rohil for his efforts. It occurred on July 9, 2014, which coincidentally was the date that Rohil was recognized by the county the year before.
Lord Fairfax 2014
Rohil received the title "Lord Fairfax 2014" on June 3, 2014. Every year, 20 volunteers (only one or two each year are children) are chosen by Fairfax County Board of Supervisors members for excellent park service.