The DOLLS NextGen5K & Night of Worship is our ministry's effort to establish a thriving fundraiser event that can generate the future income we need to keep our organization alive. This is our third year to host this 5K; this year with the addition of a worship concert FREE for the community. Our event is being held at Oak Point Amphitheater in Plano on Saturday, April 8th.
Research shows that it takes an average of 3-5 years for an organization to begin profiting from hosting a 5K, which means we are still within our investment years and have to work very hard to break even. Although we haven't yet begun to see the financial rewards of our labor, the 5K has at least been extraordinarily helpful to raise awareness of our ministry and mission among those in our community. For example, last year’s event allowed us to connect with teenagers on 6 new public school campuses that we are now working with to start chapters of our organization in their schools.
Our event this year will begin with a 5K & Fun Run, followed by awards & raffles. We have several food trucks slated to come out to feed our participants and then guests will be invited to tour our ministry fair where we will be featuring dozens of other area ministries who are also looking to make an introduction with this community. When the sun sets, we will have a night of worship that people from across DFW will be invited to come out to join us for completely free of charge. There are so many exciting elements happening within this one event. We think it truly qualifies as AWESOME!
Funded by Plano, TX (May 2017)