The Ubumi Transit Home, Hudson’s orphanage, is being sponsored by Seton Catholic School. It provides quality care, education, and spiritual and social services to 16-20 orphans in a home-like setting. Run by Ubumi Africa, a Zambian NGO, the orphanage staff attempts to locate and place orphaned or abandoned children with their extended families. Children whose families are unable to take them will grow up at the Home. Additionally, Ubumi Africa provides free schooling, counseling, nutrition and health programming for approximately 380 children and their families in the impoverished Musonda Compound, about 1 mile from the orphanage. The Ubumi Transit Home and the work of Ubumi Africa was adopted by the City of Hudson as its global outreach in April of 2009.
Additionally, children in orphanages in Honduras and Ghana also are beneficiaries of the Run. Also, our own children in the race get a chance to exercise in nature and are fostered in their intuitive tender concern for others who are in need.