This past Sunday, May 21st, Roque & Mark co-sponsored Upward Bound House’s (UBH) Home Run for Kids, hoping to raise money to help end family homelessness in Santa Monica. Thanks to generous donations from clients, friends, and Roque & Mark staff, we successfully raised over $3,400 for the charity event.
UBH is a non-profit organization that aims to get homeless families into permanent housing. They host homeless families at their homeless shelters and transitional housing centers. They also run the Urban Farm on Yale Street, which Roque & Mark has sponsored for six years. The produce is given free to the families, and the site is used for events for children.
This year was their eleventh Home Run for Kids, with UBH aiming to raise $100,000 to aid local families. They are close to reaching this goal and still accepting donations. The run itself was split into two groups– the main 5K group, starting at 9 a.m., and the Kiddie run soon after. The event ran along San Vicente Boulevard, with a few booths set up by local vendors, including UBH’s Urban Farm. Many local families and students participated, making the event lively and cheerful. Additionally, Property Management Associates Gigi Benedict and Miki Dinning, both walked the 5K, with Gigi stating that “it was a really nice walk and a super uplifting atmosphere.” Overall, the run was happy and fun for all that participated and contributed to a great cause!