Partner with Tony to help save lives of children in Kenya!


Bank of America Chicago Marathon

Chicago, Illinois
Training buddies Coach Jen Neumann & Team Oasis-Chicago Marathon

Partner with Tony to help save lives of children in Kenya!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!

Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the most efficient way to support my fundraising efforts.

Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too.

Why Run?

It was during the summer of 2010 that I became serious about my health.  I followed a pretty structured 12-week program called, "Body for Life".  It incorporated nutrition, strength training and aerobic training.  In January 2011, I hestitantly decided to start training for a 5K.  

Little did I know that by the end of 2012 I would have finished not only a 5K, but also an 8K, 10K, 15K, 3 half marathons, and the 2012 Bank of America Chicago Marathon!  I would have never have thought of myself as a runner...but now I can say, "I am a runner!"

Why Run for Oasis for Orphans?

It's one thing to run for's another thing to run for others; for a pupose of saving lives!  You see, I'm a husband and father.  I have a beautiful wife, who's also a runner.  I have been blessed with two healthy boys.  I have a job that provides our family with the income to have a roof over our heads, cars to drive, clothes to wear, food to eat, the resources to homeschool our boys, medical services when we get sick, safety, and the list goes on.  My story is very similar to yours or someone close you.  However, it is for those who DON'T have a similar story that I run!

From Chicago, about 8,000 miles away, there exists a community of people, children whose  parents have died, children who don't have a roof over their heads, clean clothing, good nutrition, medical services, and yet their lists go on...with the things that we may take for granted every day!   Thankfully, there is ministry called, Oasis for Orphans, that has answered to call to not only save these children from such a bleek circumstance but give them an opportuntity to develop and grow into healthy, educated, and well rounded young men and women!

Team Oasis' fundrasing efforts made it possible to purchase land for a second children's home.  This year our goal is to raise money to build the actual building structure to be known as The Shelter.  

Why Give?

And if you spend yourself on behalf of the hungry
and satisfy the needs of the oppressed,
Then your light will rise in the darkness
and your night will become like midday.

The Lord will guide you always,

He will satisfy your needs in a sun-scorched land,

And will strengthen your bones;
You will be like a well-watered garden,

Like a spring whose waters never fail.

- Isaiah 58:10-11 (NIV)

If we can give, the children can live!

Your support means so much to me!  

Not only your finanical support but also your continued encouragement and prayers are much appeciated.  As I learned last year, training for a marathon is quite an endeavor and every little bit of 'cheering' makes a huge difference!

Thank you for partnering wth me as we both give what we have to that children in the slums of Kibera can live.

Here are two options on how to financially partner with me!

1) Online Giving (credit/credit card) by using this FirstGiving website

2) Mail a check: For donations $500 or larger it is recommended that you mail a check to: Oasis for Orphans, P.O. Box 1144, Wheaton, IL, 60187-1144.  Please put TEAM OASIS-TONY JAO in the memo field.

Thank you so much for your support in our effort to demonstrate love and compassion to those who need most!

In His Love,

Tony Jao

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