“WARRIORS FOR WARRIORS”
Saint Michael School and Operation Shoebox NJ
5K and 1 Mile Fun Run
May 20th, 2017
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, Armed Forces Day, the Home School Association of Saint Michael School in Cranford will be hosting a spring 5K and 1-mile fun run to benefit both Operation Shoebox NJ and Saint Michael School Cranford. We invite you to join us in this community event by supporting the race with your donation.
Founded in February 2005, Operation Shoebox NJ is an all-volunteer grassroots organization dedicated to collecting donated supplies and shipping care packages to U.S. troops based in Iraq, Afghanistan and other Middle East countries. They are committed to sending packages overseas as long as there is a need.
Several times each year, volunteers gather to sort donated supplies and pack them in boxes that are shipped overseas. They rely on the compassion and patriotism of their many supporters who donate their time, supplies and financial support which has enabled OPSHBX NJ to ship over 100,000 care packages since its beginnings.
Saint Michael’s School exists to promote the spiritual, academic and personal formation of the whole child. The challenge of the Saint Michael student is to live these teachings beyond our doors into the local and world communities. One way to do this is through volunteering and helping others. Saint Michael’s School and Parish has partnered with Operation Shoebox NJ in the past. Supplies were collected, care packages were assembled, and over 500 boxes were shipped. More than $4,000 was raised over the three years working with OPSHBX NJ to assist in covering the cost of shipping the care packages. Saint Michael’s School will continue its support of our brave men and women who have sacrificed so much for all of us. A portion of the funds raised through sponsorship and race registration fees will be given to OPSHBX NJ to assist with shipping care packages. We look forward to and are very grateful for the opportunity to again work with Operation Shoebox NJ.
In addition to the promotional opportunities available for the 5K, you will also be recognized as a sponsor of the one-mile fun run. Your donation is 100% tax deductible; our Federal Tax ID # is 221-500- 628-000.
If you have any questions contact us at [email protected] and we will be happy to answer them.
Thank you for your consideration in becoming a part of this exciting event. We look forward to your help as we embark on what we hope will be a new tradition for Saint Michael School and Operation Shoebox NJ.
Warrior for Warriors Sponsorship Committee
“WARRIORS FOR WARRIORS”