Miles for Smiles
Virtual 5K Walk/Run
October 23-25

Join us in celebrating our 10th year
of providing a home and hope!

Holy Ground is hosting a virtual 5k walk/run –
all proceeds from this event enable us to
help our young families on their journey!

You can walk or run 5k at your own pace and in your own space (neighborhood, park, etc.) any time during the weekend of October 23-25.

The funds YOU help us raise will allow us to continue sheltering and mentoring homeless young mothers, and their children, in Palm Beach County who are willing to make positive changes in their lives.

Registration Period:

Registration runs from September 25 through
October 25
. You can sign up on our race website.

Registration Fee: $35

The first 50 people to register (before Friday, October 16) receive a free T-shirt!

Ways to Participate:

Sponsored Walk/Run: Sign up for the event and challenge your friends to sponsor you! Individual sponsors will help us meet our fundraising goal. Just ask your friends to go to the Donate page, enter any amount, and enter your name under “Other”. Then just complete your walk/run during Oct 23-25!

Matched Walk/Run: You can still raise money for Holy Ground even if you don’t have sponsors! Just sign up for the event and complete your walk/run Oct 23-25. Your completed kilometers will be matched by dollars from our generous donors!

Supporter: Can’t do “Miles for Smiles”? Then “Lie Around for Holy Ground”! You can either sponsor one of our participants, or just donate to support our mission to shelter and mentor young homeless moms and their children. We are grateful for any and all support you can offer!

Sponsorships and donations are accepted through October 25. (And a donation of $100 or more earns a free T-shirt!)

Note to Students:

Students can earn two hours of Community Service for participating! Email us here for information. 


If you qualify for a free T-shirt and you live in Palm Beach County, your shirt can be delivered to your home, or you can choose to pick it up. If you are not in Palm Beach County, your shirt will be shipped to you at no extra charge.

If you do not qualify for a free T-shirt but would like one, you can purchase one for $15 each from the race website store. Your shirt will be shipped to you at no extra charge.

For more information on T-shirts, email us here.

Cheers to 10 Years!

This is the first event leading up to our
“Cheers to 10 Years” 10th Anniversary
Virtual Fundraising Event
on January 24, 2021!
So save that date and stay tuned for news
on our future lead-in events, as well as on our main event!

Thank you for participating in “Miles for Smiles” on October 23-25!

And a special thank you to our generous donors,
who will match completed kilometers with dollars!

Remember, be safe and socially distant as you do your walk/run!!

Please watch this space for further details.

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Faith in Action’s 2nd Annual Interfaith
Affordable Housing Action Workshop

Faith in Action Palm Beach County
will host its 2nd annual
Interfaith Affordable Housing Action Workshop
as a Zoom event on
Wednesday, October 21 at 8:30 AM

Registration is free and open to all! To register for the workshop, click here.

FIAPBC is honored to welcome Jaimie Ross, President and CEO of the Florida Housing Coalition, as the Keynote Speaker!

Additional Presenters include:
Judy Fenney, President, The Interfaith Committee
Kathleen Megan, Chairperson, The Interfaith Committee
Dr. Ned Murray AICP, Associate Director, Florida International University Metropolitan Center

Roundtable discussions will focus on key topics in the on-going conversation about affordable housing, and will emphasize the crucial involvement of the faith-based community:

To get involved in the movement, please visit Faith in Action’s Facebook page.

Holy Ground strongly supports this important initiative on behalf of our clients, most of whom will need affordable housing once they complete our program. To learn more about the critical lack of affordable housing in Palm Beach County, please take a look at this article on Faith in Action’s first Interfaith Affordable Housing Action Workshop. It highlights the disparity in Palm Beach County between the incomes of those who need affordable housing and the median income level used to set costs for affordable housing.

Join the movement @faithinactionpbc to ensure safe and affordable housing for all!

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Fun with Flowers


Everyone showing off their beautiful arrangements! They had just learned the art of flower arranging at this Alice’s Table workshop, which also benefited Holy Ground PBC. Thank you to Myra Khan (front row, third from right) for teaching the workshop and making it so much fun!

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A Shower for Shelter
Annual Luncheon and Auction

We are so happy you came to our luncheon and auction.

Please be sure to enjoy the photos of the event here! All photos © Tracey Benson Photography.

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Great Charity Challenge

Here are our riders competing during their prize-winning run:

Madelyn, Carly, and David —
we are SO proud of you!