Tempe Community Action Agency Celebrates Annual I-HELP Fun Run

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WHO:             Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)


WHAT:          Tempe Community Action Agency is celebrating its long-standing I-HELP 5K/1 Mile Fun Run on Saturday, May 5, 2018. The event brings the community together in support of the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP), which is Tempe’s only homeless shelter program.  


                     The family-friendly, multi-generational event will feature two courses including a 5K option and a one-mile lake loop. Attendees can enjoy games, live entertainment, Sweet Thangs Bakery, Café Food Truck, Jamba Juice, raffles, a gift card wall and more – all while raising money and awareness for a vital service in our community.


Whether you are participating as a group or an individual, the I-HELP Fun Run is the perfect event for the community to come together to support TCAA’s I-HELP program! For more information and to register please visit, here



WHEN:           Saturday, May 5, 2018

                       6:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.



WHERE:       Tempe Kiwanis Park

North Soccer Fields | Ash Entrance

5500 S. Mill Ave.

Tempe, AZ 85283

WHY:             I-HELP is Tempe’s only homeless shelter program which operates seven nights a week, 365 days a year in partnership with 11 Tempe faith-based organizations. The 2018 I-HELP 5K/1 Mile Fun Run helps make a difference to more than 600 homeless men and women who annually seek safety, shelter and support in their journey to regain independence and long-term self-sufficiency. I-HELP empowers men and women to overcome their challenges, both short and long-term, in order to successfully secure employment, safe permanent housing, and independence.



About Tempe Community Action Agency:

Tempe Community Action Agency (TCAA)’s mission is to foster dignity and self-reliance for the economically vulnerable in the communities we serve.  We help those who are struggling to obtain adequate food, shelter, and income supports, as well as seniors and disabled adults working to attain their highest level of independence. Acting with financial support from the community we serve, TCAA operates a food pantry, three senior centers, educational programs, the Interfaith Homeless Emergency Lodging Program (I-HELP), healthy families programming, two community gardens, a family economic advancement initiative, and other projects and programs that serve residents seeking to improve their quality of life. For more information, please visit www.tempeaction.org.

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