LtW Raising Funds for Free to Run: donate now
In our issue #30, we caught up with Free to Run’s founder Stephanie Case, who updated us about the situation in Afghanistan (read also our previous article by Tyler Tomasello). Free to Run is a non-profit organization that uses outdoors sports to support women and girls living in areas of conflict to build their physical, emotional and social wellbeing. The organisation managed to get all their key members evacuated from Afghanistan, but their mission has not stopped.
“Right now, our primary, urgent goal is to support the evacuees – helping them settle into a new life,” explains Stephanie. “And we’ve also still got a presence in Iraq, where we continue to fulfil our mission. But we are not giving up on continuing in Afghanistan. The women and girls need our help now more than ever, so we are continuing to explore ways we can maintain the community and the network. We managed to run a programme virtually during the height of the Covid-19 lockdowns – that is a model we could expand upon for the time being.”
Free to Run members are community leaders, advocates, and role models in their societies, bringing people together across cultural, ethnic, and religious lines. They change views about the roles that women can, and should, play in society.
Like the Wind believes in the Free to Run mission of utilizing the power of sport to change lives and is helping to raise funds in support of this.
If you would like to donate, please head to our JustGiving Fundraising page. All donations go directly to Free to Run.
As a thank you for donating to our Free to Run fundraising page and supporting a great cause LtW will send you a set of 6 beautifully illustrated postcards.
Please remember to include your email when you donate, so we can contact you for your address to ship the gift postcards and say thank you!
These are illustrations from our previous editions printed as postcards on recycled-material (Please note that the photos are illustrative only – designs in each pack will vary).