April 14, 2016
by Megan Vaniman

SBH 2016 Race for Justice Sponsor

Vaniman-Megan_160-x-222SBH is a proud sponsor of the 2016 Race for Justice. The Race for Justice, now in its 16th year, helps raise funds for the St. Andrew Legal Clinic (SALC). SALC is a non-profit law firm that provides low-cost legal services to families in crisis.  SALC is committed to providing security for children, support to women in crisis, and access to justice for the working poor.

Though SALC is a serious cause, the Race for Justice is a fun way to support the families who look to SALC for support and advocacy.  This 5k race is enjoyed by competitive runners and leisurely walkers.  Families often participate together and young children have the opportunity to get their energy out in a Kids’ Fun Run.  After the race, participants are treated to a pizza party complete with ice cream and a beer garden (for the adults).  We hold a raffle (with lots of fun prizes) and an finish the day with an awards ceremony.

The money raised at the Race for Justice goes directly to serve SALC clients.  Participation in the race touches the lives of those who are often marginalized and left to struggle without hope. Race participants and sponsor’s support provides the children in these struggling families a more positive and safe environment in which to thrive.

In the past 36 years, SALC has helped nearly 60,000 people in our region persevere through times of domestic crisis and uncertainty. Many cases involve domestic violence prevention and resolution of child custody and support issues. Clients pay on a sliding scale based on their income, but to a great extent SALC is a community-supported non-profit law firm that relies on donations to bridge the gap.

If you would like to join SBH on race day (June 18), please contact me at . If you are unavailable on race day but would still like to donate to this great cause click here.

More information on the race can be found at http://www.salcraceforjustice.org/.