United Realty, once again is proud to announce their sponsorship of the Third annual Our Place 5K Run Fundraiser at Floyd Bennett Field which took place Sunday, October 27 at 10:00am.
Founded in 1998, Our Place is a registered nonprofit organization dedicated to facilitating transformative personal growth in at-risk Jewish teens and young adults, struggling with substance abuse, severe crisis, and other life circumstances. Our Place runs a wide array of services including teen drop-in centers, 12-step support groups, mentoring programs, a 24-hour crisis hotline, extensive drug rehabilitation and therapy placement networks, an "alternative" high school, as well as vocational and educational placement services.
Our Place has created non-judgmental and stable environments that provide the basic needs of survival that a healthy family would typically provide, including basic physiological necessities, physical safety, and an unconditional demonstration of love and belonging. Through this far-reaching and "Whole Life Therapy" approach, Our Place provides troubled youth with a second chance: an opportunity to serve as a source of everlasting pride to their family, community and Jewish heritage.
The 2013 5K raised over $135,000, surpassing the goal of $120,000.
Our President and his family attended and ran the race. "We are humbled by the cause, feel the pain of each and every one of these kids. We are grateful to be a part of this wonderful organization, in bringing hope, happiness and a second chance to all of the teens that OurPlace helps."