River Run for Orphans events around the country bring communities together to promote the cause of orphans and vulnerable children with a 1 mile and 5K (3.1 m) run /walk.
Money for orphan projects is raised when people obtain individual and business contributions. Each hosting charity decides where to invest the money that they raise. Groups use funds to complete specific orphan projects. Funds may be used for education, health care, food, vocational training, nutritional support, clothing, housing, safe drinking water, and locating permanent families.