The Jasper Jingle Jog 5K benefits Ithemba Community Centre & Emi’s Closet.
Ithemba is a safe haven for poverty stricken orphans and vulnerable children in South Africa. Ithemba provides daily meals, medical care, Christian education, and a loving environment to nurture them physically, spiritually, and mentally. Jodi Stancil Deetlefs, a Jasper local, and her husband Marius and daughter Emi are missionaries serving in South Africa and support Ithemba with their time and gifts.
Emi’s Closet provides gently used clothing to underprivileged children in South Africa, and helps support the missionaries and volunteers that serve them. Support the cause by bringing gently used baby and toddler clothes (4T and under), shoes, bibs, hats and coats to the race – there will be boxes for collecting your generous donations.