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This month, Alternatives For Girls staff, volunteers, and the Sew Great Detroit (SGD) seamstresses took part in the Detroit Marathon! The SGD seamstresses and volunteers participated in the 5K for the second year in a row.
Sharon, a SGD seamstress who participated in the 5K last year, said that the Detroit Marathon gives her another chance to give back to the community that supported her when she was younger and in need of help. This year, Sharon knew she wanted her grandchildren to participate in the 5K with her and they enthusiastically joined in. Sharon says she might set a goal of walking the International Half Marathon as a goal for next year!
Darzell, another SGD seamstress, planned to participate in the 5K, but was unable to because of an injury. She still wanted to support her fellow seamstresses, so Darzell helped pass out water throughout the course route! “It was just so gorgeous! I couldn’t believe it. I was happy when I saw each person who was running for Alternatives For Girls,” she shared.
A big thank you to everyone who created a fundraiser to support AFG throughout the Detroit Marathon. Thanks to the support of 19 fundraisers and 151 individual donors, nearly $8,000 was raised to help homeless and high-risk girls and young women!