ALKU’s Government Division had their second annual Calling Hour for the BEST Kids, Inc. Superhero 5K & Fun Run, and it was a huge success!

The calling hour took place between 12pm and 3pm, so the ALKrew ordered tons of pasta, meatballs, chicken parmesan, bread rolls, and salad, which will last as leftovers for days.

During the calling hour, the ALKrew reached out to all their friends, family, and field employees asking for their support for the Fun Run coming up next Saturday, April 21st! The competition between the ALKrew did not die down once. When one person announced they received a donation, a few minutes later someone else would announce that they got an even bigger donation!

Our top fundraisers were Bryan Reilly with $500 and winner of an extra day of paid time off, Brendan Bagnato with $495 and winner of an Apple Watch, and Jordan DiPietro with $434 and winner of ALKU swag! Within the three hours, the ALKrew was able to raise over $3,000, bringing their fundraising total to over $11,000 for the kids. Check out pictures from the Calling Hour on ALKU’s Facebook!

The Fun Run is only one week away, but that doesn’t mean fundraising is over! Support ALKU and donate to our fundraising page today – All proceeds positively impact the youth in D.C.’s foster care system.

About the Superhero 5K & Fun Run

The Superhero 5K & Fun Run is a celebration of the everyday heroes that make a positive impact in the lives of youth in DC’s foster care system.

About BEST Kids, Inc.

BEST Kids, Inc., is a non-profit organization that provides mentoring to foster care children in the District of Columbia’s Child Welfare System. We are the first pilot program in the District of Columbia to provide volunteer mentors dedicated to mentoring children in foster care. Operating under the first ever Volunteer Mentor Partnership (VMP) Grant with the District of Columbia’s Child and Family Services Agency, BEST Kids mentoring program is able to provide volunteer mentors for children as young as six and continue, as needed, until they reach the age of twenty-one years old. BEST Kids asks mentors to commit to at least one year of mentoring and to perform, on average, 10 hours a month of face-to-face contact.

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