Team Carpenter was officially “born” on Saturday, July 23, 2016. The “race services” division has now timed 9 races free of charge to the sponsoring non-profit organization (Saved each group approximately $1,000 in race timing fees) Each non-profit organization that we have timed for is 100% volunteer. These organizations have no paid staff etc. and while not all are specifically faith based, they are reflecting Christ and serving as his hands and feet in their respective communities.
Team Carpenter is currently privately funded and will remain that way. Moving forward it is hoped that the “race services” division will generate some revenue to subsidize the equipment and help underwrite the costs of the youth and other programs that we provide to deserving youth and families. Team Carpenter is working towards obtaining 501 (c) 3 status so that we can accept charitable contributions and avoid sales tax for things that we purchase to operate our programs and activities.
Here are the organizations that we have served so far:
Falls Cancer Club – Falls Cares 5K Run held at First Methodist Church in Cuyahoga Falls
All volunteer organization founded in 1948 provides support and pays medical/prescription bills for individuals struggling with Cancer in Cuyahoga Falls
Glow With the Flow 5K Night Run – to benefit the Collin Cares Cures Cancer Foundation – Held In Medina
Organization provides financial support to families struggling with cancer in Medina and surrounding community. Founded by the courageous teenager Collin Kiousis who bravely fought Cancer. Despite his illness Collin worked hard to help families who were suffering. His family and friends continue to offer this event to honor his legacy and continue the heart felt work of compassionately serving others that he started.
The Matt Kauffman Memorial 5K – Held at Goodyear Metropolitan Park
Conducted by Coach Dan Lancianese and Alumni of the St Vincent St Mary High School Cross Country and Track teams. Proceeds fund a scholarship for any student pursuing a degree in special education in memory of Matt Kauffman, a SVSM alum killed in a tragic accident while in college.
The Faithful Servants Free Medical Clinic Labor Day 5K Run/Walk-Held in Tallmadge
Conducted by the volunteers of the Faithful Servants Medical Mission. Proceeds offset the cost of providing free of charge medical care for individuals and families who do not have health insurance.