Calor y Café has been in operation for many years, primarily to provide basic hygiene and food to homeless people with drug abuse problems.
The café expanded in 2010 due to the economic crisis, their services expanded to provide food and support for local families in desperate need.
Unfortunately it doesn’t come as a surprise that due to the current pandemic, they are overloaded with extra demands for food.
Sor Ana, founder and president of the charity made heart-breaking declaration of that to the local press on the 20th of May: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DGkwagvP7dQ.
GradaCero has organised a Charity Virtual Run called Run-Line in order to raise funds for Calor y Café. It’s a 5Km race that you can do anywhere you want, abiding by the rules of the current phase of where you live. You can complete it between midnight on the 29th of May and the following Friday, 5th of June.
Being a charity race there will be no prizes for the winners but thanks to the collaboration of different businneses of the island, there will be a raffle for all the participants once the race is finished.
Registrations are only available online here https://believe-app.com/run-line/ and the fee is just €5 which can be paid by credit card or via PayPal.
Then, you need to download the Believe-App on your mobile. There is a directly link to both the Apple Store and Google Play at the bottom of the registration page.
Once you have downloaded the app, your email address will be verified. On the app you need to register on the race #Run-Line and you will receive an email confirmation with your virtual race number.
You are encouraged to share your race number on your social media and challenge your friends to join in.
Once you complete the race between the dates given, you will receive a ditigal diploma crediting that you have finished the race and your donation to Calor y Café.
On the 6th of June the official results will be published the raffle will take place.
This is a challenge that I intend to take, not only because it forces me to exercise a bit more than I have been doing, if I’m completely honest, but also because it’s helping a very worthy cause in our island of Lanzarote which, as many others, is being faced with an unprecedeted high demand of their humanitarian services. You don’t even have to run it, you can walk it… even crawl it! I dearly encourage you to join in.
Calor y Café is located on Calle Escotilla 27 in Arrecife. Donations can be made, Monday to Saturday from 4:30pm.