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Guadalupe Schools, Muslim Fast-a-thon & Funky 5K

By Eric S. Peterson
Posted // September 2,2010 - Time to take your activism back to school by helping out worthy causes, like becoming a volunteer English teacher for the Guadalupe Schools. If you’re a starving student, put your empty stomach to use raising funds for flood victims in Pakistan at a fast-a-thon. You also won’t want to miss a great charity 5k to benefit an arts program for kids in Summit County.

Guadalupe Schools
Ongoing

The Guadalupe Schools provide economically disadvantaged Utah communities with free English classes. Many of the volunteer teachers are students who have to go back to school themselves in the fall. That’s why the schools are often in need of fall tutors who can commit to a regular schedule with the Adult Education program. If you can commit two to four hours a week, you can make a serious difference.
Guadalupe Education Programs, 340 S. Goshen St., 801-531-6100. Guadalupe-Schools.org

University of Utah Muslim Student Association Fast-a-thon
Friday, Sept. 3

The U’s Muslim Student Association is calling on everyone, regardless of their religion, to go without food for 24 hours in solidarity with the victims of the devastating flood in Pakistan. Turning in completed pledge forms with $10 will help victims of the flood. Fast for 24 hours before the event and then break the fast and enjoy a well-earned meal—good for the belly and good for the conscience. If you arrive late, you can still buy $10 tickets at the door.
Officer’s Club, 150 Fort Douglas Blvd., 801-897-7548, Sept. 3, 5:30-8:30 p.m. MSAUU.com

Funky 5k
Monday, Sept. 6

It’s time to bust out your funkiest running wear, leave your dignity at home and go log some miles to benefit the Arts-for-Kids after-school program in Summit County. Runners will be judged on costumes in categories such as baby-stroller racer, best overall and the “centipede,” where five runners are joined by one costume. Pre-registration is $20 or $30 the day of the race.
City Park, 1354 Park Ave., Park City, 435-615-7878, Sept. 6, registration at 7 a.m., race from 8:30-10 a.m. Arts-Kids.org

 
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