Quick and Easy: For Kids 5K Benefitting Northwestern Settlement

Make your weekend workout worthwhile by supporting the kids of Northwestern Settlement at the first annual For Kids 5K.

What: Don’t miss this 5K run/walk through Winnetka benefitting the kids of Northwestern Settlement, a charity that nurtures, educates and inspires families in Chicago’s West Town community. After the race, stick around for the finisher’s party with live music, food and fun.

When: Saturday, May 25, 10 a.m.

Where: The race will start outside the A. Perry Homes studio at 564 Lincoln Ave. in Winnetka. The course winds through the beautiful neighborhoods of Winnetka and along the Green Bay Trail.

How: Register online here.

The organization: For more than 120 years, through more than 70 programs and services, Northwestern Settlement has focused on changing lives through education, social services, and the arts. Their programs work with individuals and families to holistically fit the complex needs of our neighbors.


Your race fee will help support countless children just like this one:

“Destiny* (name has been changed) arrived at the Settlement one blustery Monday morning wearing a paper-thin jacket and gym shoes with no socks. That day, she received a coat and a pair of cozy boots to wear home. When we slipped the boots on her little feet, she whispered, ‘My toes feel so warm, I don’t want to ever take these off. Can I keep them?’ We told her, and the other grateful children and parents, that the clothes were gifts from generous people who cared and wanted to help keep kids warm until the summer arrives.

“Destiny was one of many children benefiting from Winterfest, a January event hosted in Libertyville by Dee and Tony Perry, to collect winter clothing and raise awareness about the Settlement.”

Make It Better is a proud media sponsor of Winterfest and the first annual For Kids 5K benefitting Northwestern Settlement. You too can make a difference in the life of a child by signing up for this inspiring race.

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