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UPDATE:  All donations to The Darkest Night 4K will be matched up to $10,000 through Friday, September 30!  A huge thank you to the Prestige Drywall Inc. for this generous match! The match includes donations to individuals and teams along with donations to the overall campaign. 

On any given night, there are more than 6,000 youth experiencing homelessness in Minnesota. When the darkness of night sets in, these youth are staying in shelters, sleeping on the streets and in cars, and couch-hopping. Many are alone and hopeless. HOPE4 Youth is there to ensure all youth will feel safe, valued and supported while reaching their full potential. This begins with meeting their basic needs and leads to supporting them with the resources and skills needed to find and keep stable housing.

Join us for The Darkest Night 4K on September 30 and encourage your friends/family to walk or run with you. This outdoor event is great for groups, companies and families. Your participation in this 7th annual event will help raise awareness and critical funds for HOPE 4 Youth. 

The Darkest Night 4K
WHAT • 4K Run/Walk (non-timed)
WHENFriday, September 30, 2022
5:00 p.m. Registration & Check-In Begin
6:15 p.m. 4K Kick-Off 
6:30 p.m. Runners start
7:00 p.m. Walkers start 
WHERE Bunker Hills Golf Club, 12800 Bunker Prairie Road NW, Coon Rapids, MN
COST •  September 2-29:  Adult (16+) $40, Youth (ages 4-15) $15
Day-of:  Adult (16+) $50, Youth (ages 4-15) $15
FUNDRAISING INCENTIVES •  The first (5) individuals who fundraise $500+ will win a HOPE 4 Youth Yeti tumbler cupAll individuals who raise $100+ will receive a free H4Y t-shirt at the event (first come, first serve on sizes).  
DONATE ITEMS AT THE EVENT • Please bring these much-needed, new items to the 4K:  sports bras, athletic socks, underwear/boxer briefs, sweatpants/leggings, and sweatshirts/hoodies.
PRIZES • Prizes for the largest team and highest fundraiser will be awarded.  Other prizes: Bring your leashed dog to the 4K and enter to win a Stone Mountain Pet Lodge basket worth $275.  All youth who participate can enter to win a Bach to Rock music gift basket.
QUESTIONS • Contact Nikki Kalvin, Manager of Community Engagement, at nkalvin@hope4youthmn.org.

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In Support of HOPE 4 Youth
HOPE 4 Youth provides pathways to end youth homelessness. It is our vision that all youth feel safe, valued and supported while reaching their full potential. This begins with meeting their basic needs and leads to giving them the tools to thrive.
YOUR GIFT MATTERS

$50

Provides diapers and wipes for a youth that is single parenting.

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$100

Puts gas in the tank of a car for a young person to get to school or their job.

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$250

Provides groceries and hygiene supplies for one youth for the month.

6
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$500

Supplies educational and work related equipment for 10 youth to stay in the workforce.

9
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$1,000

Provides housing assistance for 5 youth who are experiencing homelessness.

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