|Miles for Merry Miracles will be Nov. 30|
Miles for Merry Miracles is a youth-driven, non-profit organization based out of Southern Indiana.
The group partners with the Salvation Army’s Angel Tree Program to provide a Christmas to children in need.
Miles for Merry Miracles got its start as an Eagle Scout Project organized by Nick Hebert in 2008.
Nick was so motivated by the service he provided that he decided to do it again the following year. Nick just returned from serving as a missionary for the LDS church in Honduras. Now in its 6th year, the goal for 2013 is to help an additional 750 Angels bringing the 6 year total to more than 2500 angels.
M4MM is proud to be a youth-led organization. The Youth Board members are consisted of high school and middle school students throughout the New Albany-Floyd County School Corporation, West Clark School Corporation, Greater Clark School Corporation, and Harrison School Corp.
These young men and women participate in every aspect of M4MM, from the Board meetings, to fundraising, and interviews with the local media. With the help of adult mentors, the youth board defines the goals of M4MM and develops a plan to make a positive change on society.
The Youth Board of M4MM organizes a 5K Run/Walk where all proceeds go directly into ensuring our Angels have gifts this Christmas. To wrap up the M4MM season, we invite our Angel Tree families to a Christmas dinner.
M4MM is proud to host the 2013 Miles for Merry Miracles 5K Fun Run/Walk.
Entry fee for this event is the participant’s pledge to sponsor an Angel through it’s organization.
The event will be held at 10 a.m. November 30th at the New Albany Amphitheatre. All interested participants may register at M4MM.org. This event is the first of what we call the “Triple Crown of Service.” The Fun Run/Walk will have prizes, games, and a several contests including the traditional Ugly Sweater Contest. Our goal this year is to reach over 500 runners. With more runners, more children will get to enjoy a great Christmas. We encourage press and media to come or participate in the event.
The next event in the M4MM season is the area’s largest Angel Tree Shopping Spree on December 7th at Wal-Mart on Grant Line Road.
M4MM has partnered with Wal-Mart in order to better serve the Angels and Runners. M4MM participants can come enjoy special deals, activities, prizes, present drop-off, tax free shopping and dedicated shopping lanes. We encourage press and media to come or participate in the event.
The final event will be the Christmas dinner for Angel Tree families.
Due to the nature of the event, we ask only registered volunteers attend.
Miles for Merry Miracles would not be in the place it is today without the help of the press, media, and word of mouth. We appreciate all that you have done for us in the past.
|Last Updated on Wednesday, 27 November 2013 11:26|