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What is Tread?


Many individuals in our city and world are marginalized and vulnerable, facing significant crises on a daily basis. Engedi’s global and local missions’ purpose is to mobilize people and resources to respond to the urgent needs of those who are suffering. We are asking you to join us in this mission. You have the power to provide hope and positively impact the lives of people all over the world. 

Feel the Need

24% of the world’s population, including 25,000 people in Ottawa County, live in poverty.

There are 152 million orphans worldwide. In the U.S., there are over 100,000 children waiting to be adopted. The cost of adoption is the primary obstacle preventing families from adopting.

46% of children in Michigan foster care have been in the system for more than 2 years, and over half will not be reunified with either birth parents or family members by the age of 18.

65% of women who have had an abortion state they had no support in their pregnancy decision.

Youth with limited or inconsistent positive role models experience lower academic performance and graduation rates, lower self-esteem and self-worth, and higher rates of delinquent behavior.

Over 110,000 million people worldwide have been forcibly displaced as a result of persecution, conflict, violence, and human rights violations

Meet the Need

On May 4, hundreds of individuals from Engedi Church will partner with the West Michigan community through Tread. Through this annual initiative, runners and volunteers participate in the Tulip Time Run and commit to raising $100 each to support our efforts to help those in need. We’re so excited to celebrate our 14th year of coming together through Tread to help meet urgent needs locally and across the world.  This year, our goal is to raise $80,000 for our global and local partners that offer support and resources for:

Homeless and under-resourced individuals and families by meeting the basic, tangible needs of shelter, water, food, and clothing. 

Family advocacy by providing a loving and supportive presence for individuals facing unplanned pregnancies, single parent families, and families engaged in foster care and adoption. 

At-risk youth by providing faith-based community, educational and recreational opportunities, and mentoring relationships to help them flourish.

Refugees and immigrants seeking a new beginning by facilitating job placement programs and resettlement support.