Grace-in-motion

2020

annual report

We love because he first loved us

1 John 4:10

Thank you

It's needless to say what all of us just experienced in 2020, the global pandemic, the fear of unknown and loneliness, grieving the loss of loved ones, financial struggles due to job loss, has been just unprecedented and it really put us to realize how small we are.

It has also been a time for us to cling to the hope which has been given to us, and what it means to share it with those around us. While most of the regular programs had to be put on hold due to the current climate, but Grace-In-Motion has been more active than ever in 2020 serving and addressing the needs of the most vulnerable during this difficult time.

The pandemic continues and many of us are still struggling to get back on our feet. But we hope this report provides you with a chance to pause and reflect on the fight we fought together and the journey we walked together, to bring encouragement to one another and to bring glory God.

Thank you for your continued support for our vision and participation in our programs. Please join us in praying for those that need hope and encouragement.

On the winning side with you,

Your friends at Grace-In-Motion

 

1. Thank you for joining our mission

Pre-pandemic

Our values

Through our annual Run for the Kids, Grace-In-Motion has provided educational and financial assistance to underserved communities around the world. Since 2012, we’ve raised over $100,000 for organizations such as Grace School (Tanzania), Mango House (Thailand), Durihana (South Korea), and many others who share our values and firm belief in the power of education.

Recently, we have shifted our focus on meeting the needs of communities closer to home. In 2019, we are working with the Teaneck school system to make sure everyone has equal access to a quality public education. Our goal is to set every student up for success, whether it’s having a backpack ready for the first day of school, or not worrying about meals on the weekends.

Our mission

The race course features gentle slopes and a towpath right along the Hudson River, as well as a scenic view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.

Run for the Kids consists of four events: 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run, and the children’s obstacle race. When you register, you may register for only one event.

Due to popular demand, we are hosting our children's obstacle race this year for the second time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last year, so that parents can enjoy the event just as much as the kids, and thrill-seekers of all ages can leave satisfied. We hope this race will teach the children something about overcoming obstacles while simply having fun.

Early registration price is $30 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the children’s race. On the day of the race: same-day registration will open at 8:00 AM. All runners are to pick up their T-shirt, trackers, and runners’ package before the race begins at 9:00 AM.

 

The gates to the Picnic Area close before 8:00 AM, at which point the 10K begins, followed by the 5K. The children’s race begins sometime after the 5K and 10K are over.

Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.

2. This is how we responded to COVID-19

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We responded to the immediate needs

  • Raising over $17,000 to support 10 local restaurants

  • Handing out 1,740 meals to Teaneck residents

  • Organizing volunteers to make 1,700 handmade masks for Teaneck residents

  • Delivered groceries, essential household items, school supplies, and clothes to 60 at-risk students and families over 15 times since the beginning of the pandemic 

  • Hosting annual Christmas gifts and toys drive for over 300 children

  • Building partnerships with Walmart and local businesses to share donation

we strengthened those around us

  • Holy Name front-line staff with fresh cooked meals from Frenchette NYC

  • Teaneck Public Schools with home deliveries to McKinney-Vento families

  • Teaneck Packathon for Haiti with our annual $1,000 commitment

  • Never Alone Again with masks, food, formulas/diapers drop-offs for single moms

  • Disabled Combat Veterans Program with sending volunteers for weekly food distribution

Early registration price is $30 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the children’s race. On the day of the race: same-day registration will open at 8:00 AM. All runners are to pick up their T-shirt, trackers, and runners’ package before the race begins at 9:00 AM.

 

The gates to the Picnic Area close before 8:00 AM, at which point the 10K begins, followed by the 5K. The children’s race begins sometime after the 5K and 10K are over.

Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.

3. We continued what we are good at

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community outreach

Through our annual Run for the Kids, Grace-In-Motion has provided educational and financial assistance to underserved communities around the world. Since 2012, we’ve raised over $100,000 for organizations such as Grace School (Tanzania), Mango House (Thailand), Durihana (South Korea), and many others who share our values and firm belief in the power of education.

Recently, we have shifted our focus on meeting the needs of communities closer to home. In 2019, we are working with the Teaneck school system to make sure everyone has equal access to a quality public education. Our goal is to set every student up for success, whether it’s having a backpack ready for the first day of school, or not worrying about meals on the weekends.

financial assitance

The race course features gentle slopes and a towpath right along the Hudson River, as well as a scenic view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.

Run for the Kids consists of four events: 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run, and the children’s obstacle race. When you register, you may register for only one event.

Due to popular demand, we are hosting our children's obstacle race this year for the second time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last year, so that parents can enjoy the event just as much as the kids, and thrill-seekers of all ages can leave satisfied. We hope this race will teach the children something about overcoming obstacles while simply having fun.

Early registration price is $30 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the children’s race. On the day of the race: same-day registration will open at 8:00 AM. All runners are to pick up their T-shirt, trackers, and runners’ package before the race begins at 9:00 AM.

 

The gates to the Picnic Area close before 8:00 AM, at which point the 10K begins, followed by the 5K. The children’s race begins sometime after the 5K and 10K are over.

Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.

The 5K and 10K are USATF certified and sanctioned, and timed with disposable chips. Click the icons below to download the attached PDFs.

partnership building

Early registration price is $30 for the 5K/10K and $10 for the children’s race. On the day of the race: same-day registration will open at 8:00 AM. All runners are to pick up their T-shirt, trackers, and runners’ package before the race begins at 9:00 AM.

 

The gates to the Picnic Area close before 8:00 AM, at which point the 10K begins, followed by the 5K. The children’s race begins sometime after the 5K and 10K are over.

Do you have more questions? Please check out our FAQ page.

The 5K and 10K are USATF certified and sanctioned, and timed with disposable chips. Click the icons below to download the attached PDFs.

 
 
 

4. So, what's next?

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contribute with good deeds

Through our annual Run for the Kids, Grace-In-Motion has provided educational and financial assistance to underserved communities around the world. Since 2012, we’ve raised over $100,000 for organizations such as Grace School (Tanzania), Mango House (Thailand), Durihana (South Korea), and many others who share our values and firm belief in the power of education.

Recently, we have shifted our focus on meeting the needs of communities closer to home. In 2019, we are working with the Teaneck school system to make sure everyone has equal access to a quality public education. Our goal is to set every student up for success, whether it’s having a backpack ready for the first day of school, or not worrying about meals on the weekends.

contribute with generosity 

The race course features gentle slopes and a towpath right along the Hudson River, as well as a scenic view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.

Run for the Kids consists of four events: 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run, and the children’s obstacle race. When you register, you may register for only one event.

Due to popular demand, we are hosting our children's obstacle race this year for the second time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last year, so that parents can enjoy the event just as much as the kids, and thrill-seekers of all ages can leave satisfied. We hope this race will teach the children something about overcoming obstacles while simply having fun.

contribute with prayer

The race course features gentle slopes and a towpath right along the Hudson River, as well as a scenic view of the George Washington Bridge and the New York City skyline.

Run for the Kids consists of four events: 5K run, 5K walk, 10K run, and the children’s obstacle race. When you register, you may register for only one event.

Due to popular demand, we are hosting our children's obstacle race this year for the second time! We have upgraded our race course to be even safer and more fun than last year, so that parents can enjoy the event just as much as the kids, and thrill-seekers of all ages can leave satisfied. We hope this race will teach the children something about overcoming obstacles while simply having fun.

Thank you

Last but not least, thank you to the team for serving so selflessly. Name everyone from the core team.

Outreach team: Cat Oh, Chris Yi, Maame Magera, Lawrence Kwon, Joshua Kim, Larry Kim, Estelle Kim, Dave Choi

Fundraising and community relations team: Jenn Lee, Hanna Lee, Monica Zheng, Joseph Nam

Leadership team: Steven Lee, Stephanie Ngai, Ho Young Pack, Diane Kim

 
Grace-In-Motion, Inc.

info@grace-in-motion.org

260 Elm Ave. 

Teaneck, NJ 07666

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