Donations go to families affected by Covid-19

My name is Vivian Urata and I'm running a virtual 5K to support children and families that have been directly affected by Covid-19.

Hope for the Hopeless

Why am I running?

I was once a child without hope. A child on food stamps. A child that relayed on school meals. A child who wondered if she could ever afford to go to college.

I'm paying it forward to those who did so for me. I am here today, because of those unnamed angels. 

How do I help?

My initial goal was $250 and I wanted to donate, so I donated that amount and raised my goal to $500.

I want to do more though, so if you give $1. I'll match it as an additional donation. So really, your $1, would be matched at $2! How cool is that! 

But viv, how do i know you really ran..?

Fair question, I'll be posting a timelapse of my 5K to share with those who donated. So, please consider! 


Information on the non-profit below

Since 2001, Children Rising has partnered with under-resourced community schools in the East Bay, coming alongside thousands of struggling children and youth. Last year, 400 children were given the gift of foundational learning, improved self-confidence, and the sense of hope that always follows. But there are so many more loving and intelligent children who deserve the same chance to learn and have a much better opportunity to realize their potential as they grow.

Children Rising has the audacious goal of empowering 2,000 students each year by 2022!

Please join me as we all work together to empower many more of Oakland’s most vulnerable children rise to their potential! 





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My Supporters

  • Vivian Urata May 2020 $270.00
  • Anonymous You are doing a very noble thing. God bless! -Vani May 2020
  • Convergence Go Vivian! May 2020 $50.00
  • Justin Huddleston It's great to see you doing this! I was also a free lunch / food stamps kid so I'm happy to help. Run run run! May 2020
  • Jackie Rocca May 2020
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  • Vivian Urata May 2020 $270.00
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  • Convergence Go Vivian! May 2020 $50.00
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