Ann Arbor Turkey Trot benefits the following...please contribute!
Project Healthy Schools
Project Healthy Schools is a middle-school-based program designed to reduce childhood obesity and its long-term health risks. This community—University of Michigan collaborative program encourages healthy habits through education, environmental change and measurement. Research shows participants make significant improvements in healthy behavior and healthy risk factors. Project Healthy Schools has five simple goals for participants:
- Eat more fruits and vegetables
- Make better beverage choices
- Perform at least 150 minutes of exercise each week
- Eat less fast and fatty foods
- Spend less time in front of a screen
For more information about Project Healthy Schools, like us on Facebook, or visit: www.projecthealthyschools.org
Team Red, White and Blue
Team Red, White, and Blue’s mission is to assist a different group of wounded veterans annually by establishing a direct support structure that not only meets their individuals needs, but also connects them to the Americans supporting their recovery. From a grassroots level, Team RWB will achieve its mission through three main avenues. First, Team RWB athletes will use numerous events throughout the year, primarily marathons and triathlons, to fundraise for these veterans. Along the way, we will fund these veterans' travel to a number of the events to enable them to meet the great Americans who have trained hard and raised money on their behalf. Second, Team RWB will tailor a plan specific to each wounded veteran’s needs and use contributions to make a significant impact on each of their lives throughout the sponsorship. Team RWB followers and contributors can see their impact through pictures and personal comments from the veterans on our website. Finally, Team RWB will combine forces with other wounded veteran organizations in order to maximize the support efforts given to all wounded veterans in our continued quest to adequately say “thank you” for the sacrifices they have made that have changed their lives forever. For more information, please visit www.teamrwb.org.
Soldiers’ Angels is a volunteer-led 501 © 3 non-profit with hundreds of thousands of volunteers providing aid and comfort to the men and women of the United States Army, Marine, Navy, Air Force, Coast Guard Veterans and their families. Volunteers have sent hundreds of thousands of care packages and letters to “adopted” deployed service members. For more information, please visit www.soldiersangels.org.
Collection boxes will be onsite at packet pick-up and on race day. Please bring women’s shampoo, conditioner, disposable razors, shaving gel, feminine hygiene products, shower shoes and shower gel. You can also donate to Soldiers’ Angels to help with the postage required to send the supplies overseas.
Dexter Educational Foundation
The Educational Foundation of Dexter was organized in 1984 for the enrichment and benefit of the students enrolled in the Dexter School District. It is a non-profit, volunteer organization. The goal of the Educational Foundation of Dexter is to provide financial support for innovative and creative educational projects that cannot be funded by the school district. For more information, please visit www.efdexter.org.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc.
Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc. is a 501 ©(3) non-profit organization dedicated to providing cost-free communication services to active duty military members and veterans. Donated cell phones are sold to a recycling partner, ReCellular. The money received from recycling cell phones is used to purchase calling cards and other communication tools for the US Military.
Collection boxes will be on site at packet pick-up and on race day. Please bring any gently-used mobile phones or you can also donate to Cell Phones for Soldiers, Inc. to help with purchasing calling cards and other communication tools. Batteries, chargers and accessories are also gladly accepted.
TroopsDirect supports our front line troops exclusively at Company and Battalion levels with the objective of making them the healthiest, most energized and highest spirited Marines, soldiers, aircrew and sailors that we can. We function as a non-profit ‘back line’ of supply for Afghanistan based units. We communicate with the front lines daily and provide -in bulk- detailed hygiene, nutrition, gear and K9 support. Contrary to most groups providing smaller and seasonal care packages for individual soldiers, TroopsDirect ships over ½ ton every week in cartons manufactured to our exacting specifications which are then packed to approximately 50 lbs each. Furthermore, TroopsDirect support is the most timely, accurate and adaptable amongst known support organizations. Supported by the contributions of citizens like you, TroopsDirect is a registered 501c3 tax exempt organization with the core of our proceeds going directly to supplying our service members. For more information, visit TroopsDirect.org.