Businesses, Sponsors & Volunteers

Download a Chart of Funds Raised (pdf)

2018 Run: A World of Thanks stretching from Zimbabwe to these businesses, organizations, foundations and individuals for their continued support:

The Wakerly Family Foundation—John Wakerly and Family.  Without this incredible foundation the Run for Zimbabwe Orphans would not be a “go.” They under-write the expenses for the Zimbabwe Run every year.  (See items below.)

The Sustainable Living Foundation:  Bill and Ellen Clark, Teresa Clark and Dave Ruminski, Will and Kristin Clark, Dee Gibson  Gifts: Lolliops from Dee Gibson. Items for the meet:  Trophies, ribbons, programs, certificates, numbers, perpetual trophy, Zimbabwe money, complementary entries.

Anonymous—Wildebeest mug, toy wildebeest
A Runner’s Mind- 378 Main St. Los Altos, CA. Gift certificate for shoes;
Buck’s of Woodside, Two $35 Gift Certificates
The City of Mountain View, Proclamation, Mayor Lenny Siegel
The Copy Factory of Palo Alto, 3929 El Camino Real, Palo Alto
De Martini Fruit Stand of Los Altos, Crates of fruit
From our Feet Shoe Drive,  Nick MacFalls, Email:
Drawn2Art, A month of Art Lessons and Art Supplies
Jim Gibbs, All the special “cut-outs” and the board creations—The elephant, wildebeest, Zim board, zebra, Rhino, Lion and much more!
Angela Gora,  Sadza Buffet
Hobee’s California Restaurants, coffee cake & $20 Gift Certificate
Jesuit Missions of London England
Jesuit Province of Harare, Zimbabwe
Hengehold Truck Rental, Discount on Truck Rental
The Knights of Columbus, St. Sebastian Council 4926  (*Special Volunteer)
Los Altos Hardware, Discount on supplies
Linden Tree Children’s Books, Promotion & Poetry Slam
Makumbi Children’s Home, Fr. Admire Nhika  (Foundation)
Marriott Hotel, Lodging for Gray Mavhera & Angela Gora
Peet’s Coffee, African Coffee Beans
Phenol,  Drinks for healthy hydration
Promessi Paintings and TCP Design   (Business)
Sadza Marimba and Mbira Band,   (Music)
Tiwomuda Tugwete, Art Fair Director
Saint Joseph Parish, Rev. Engelberto Guzman Gammad and Anne Nowell of St. Joseph School
Whole Foods, $200 Gift Certificate
The Wakerly Family Foundation, underwriters of this meet
News Media: The Los Altos Town Crier, The Mountain View Voice, Valley Catholic


Special Volunteers from Organizations and Individuals

AVID Program (Advancement via Individual Determination) of Los Altos High School
Chip Sisters and Chip Brothers Running Club, West Valley Track Club, Organizer Bill Clark
Community School of Music and Arts
Clark, Will , T-shirt design
Day Worker Center, Organizer Maria Marroquin
Egan, Apala  Writer of many articles but, especially, the Los Altos Town Crier
Gibson, Dee  Lollipops
Girley Tagama, Website promotions
Ellen’s Coffee Clatch at Peet’s Laura, Valerie, Claudia, Debra & Jim
Dirk Hoekstra Registration & Technology & MUCH MORE!
National Honor Society of Los Altos High School, Palo Alto High School and Homestead High School Promessi, Tatiana!  (No way could we do this race without our expert, lovely, wonderful webmaster!)
St. Francis High School x-country & track teams
St. Joseph School Parents, students and teachers

Traveling from afar

The Gray Mavhera Family—Gray, Mwadeyi, Gray Jr. Kela—from Moreno Valley (So. Cal)  Gray is the accomplished master Zim runner! Mike and Chanthy Clark from Oakland—our videographer; Kacey and Charlie Jones from Liverpool England!!   And lending moral support from Leonardtown Maryland—Teresa, Dave and Antonia The Clark Ruminski Family  

African Raps, African Folk Tales  A Long season of Entertaining Children and Learning About Africa!

Feb. 16, AVID of Los Altos High School
Feb. 21  Children’s Corner of Los Altos
Feb. 23  Stratford School, Washington Park Sunnyvale
March 2, Stratford, De Anza Sunnyvale
March 7, Even Start Pre-school, Mtn. View Adult Ed
March 11, Linden Tree Children’s Books, Los Altos
March 12,  St. William Youth Group, The Edge
March 14, St. Simon Pre-school
March 19, St. Joseph School Assembly
March 22 Landels 1st Grade Classes    

Special Promotions at: Juana Run, St. William Church, St. Joseph Mtn. View, St. Francis T-shirt Day

Ellen Clark, Zim Run and kids

Copy Factory, Palo Alto

Special thanks to the Copy Factory—Todd and Kimberly–  of Palo Alto for all the last minute copying.  Go to the Copy Factory.  They are truly the best for all your photocopy needs!

3929 El Camino Real Palo Alto


It takes $350 a year to support one child at Makumbi. Orphan sponsors will be listed at the run and updated in our web site after the run.

2018-2019 Sponsors

Paul and Debbie Baker, Los Altos
Jim and Diane Bordoni, Los Altos
Clay and Denise Bullwinkel, Portola Valley
Peter Chow and Carla Holmes, Los Altos
Tom and Eileen Clark, Wynnewood, PA
Bill and Ellen Clark, Los Altos
Ellyn Corey and Tom Sartor, Los Altos
Paul and Karissa Davis, Boise, Idaho
Hal and Mary Jo Feeney, Los Altos
Dee Gibson, Los Altos
Harding Family Foundation, Los Altos
Wini and Lee Jebian, Mountain View
Jude Kirik, Los Altos
Valerie Kruczynski, Los Altos
Jennifer Lebsack, Redwood City
Shirley and Ramon Luna, Mountain View
Michele and Mauricio Maia, Belmont
Patricia Marriott, Los Altos
Dennis and Margaret McCarthy, Mountain View
John and Barbara Nicewonger, San Jose
Gay Lawrence and Dorothy Pang, Los Altos Hills
John and Valerie Poggi, Los Altos
Saint Francis Cross Country, Track & Field, Bay Area
Sean Seley and Pearl Hu, Los Altos Hills
Bernie Smith, McKinney, TX
Scott and Elizabeth Sneeden, Mountain View
Wakerly Family Foundation, Los Altos
Jerry and Julie Yaffee, San Carlos
Peter Zepter, Mountain View

Zim CommunityGray Mavhera, Zim Run

Our foundation supports AIDS orphans in Zimbabwe and books and gardens for Paraguay.

Read about our foundation or contact:

Sustainable Living Foundation
156 Marvin Ave.
Los Altos, CA 94022
Phone: 650 941-9206

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