Each year we donate the proceeds from the Montgomery County Interfaith 5K. In 2022, race profits will be donated to Gaithersburg HELP and C-4, two local, faith-based emergency assistance providers.
Gaithersburg Help: To meet the immediate needs of families affected by financial challenges, local churches and synagogues joined together to form Gaithersburg HELP in an effort to provide short-term assistance in a coordinated fashion. Today, the Gaithersburg HELP network is comprised of more than 25 member congregations and 160 volunteers working together to help those in need within the greater Gaithersburg area. They also receive substantial support from local businesses and civic organizations. A team of committed translators helps serve our diverse community, especially Spanish-speaking clients.
C-4: C-4 is an interfaith group founded in 1968 to serve the needs of the Colesville Community. Currently, C-4 has 19 member organizations representing many different religious faiths located within the Colesville Corridor, including Christian, Jewish, and Muslim congregations united in community service. Any Montgomery County resident who can show some proof of need is eligible to shop at C-4 FREE OF CHARGE. C-4 has 4 main arms: the Clothes Closet, the Baby Closet, the Holiday Toy Closet, and the School Supply Program. With just one part-time employee, volunteers and donations of both time and money are always needed.
Race Day Donations
On race day, our beneficiaries will have collection sites for diapers (C-4) and non-perishable food items (Gaithersburg HELP) with you on race day. You can make a direct and immediate difference in the lives of those in need by bringing donations.