Glenmary student running for tiny houses

Posted: 5/9/2017

Antonio Marchi, a Glenmary brother candidate, has a passion for running and for Glenmary.

In that spirit, he's turned his upcoming participation in a 5k race into a chance to raise some money for Glemnary's Tiny House Project at the Group Volunteer Program in Grainger County, Tenn.

Antonio, a native of Argentina, graduated from Brescia University just this month. He will be running in the  R.J. Corman 5k Run-Walk to Benefit Chrysalis House on May 20 in Nicholasville, Ky.

"I'm equally passionate about construction and service to the poor," Antonio said. "So, I decided to make this personal event into a fundraising effort for the Glenmary Volunteer Program. They've been trying to raise funds to help finish the construction of the so-called Tiny Houses that will eventually offer additional housing to young people who come to eastern Tennessee for a week of missionary service to the poor."

Antonio's entry fee for the race benefits the Chrysalis House, a substance abuse treatment center for women. To piggy back on that, he's asking people to support his run by making donations to the Tiny House Project.

"If you're able to support me and this cause and make a donation, I most certainly welcome and appreciate it," he said. "I know that God blesses our generosity a hundredfold and that a generous disciple doesn't expect anything in return, but count on me to include your intentions in my recitation of the Rosary and attendance at Mass. More than anything I ask for your prayers for a successful and fun run."

Learn more about Glenmary's Tiny House Project at Toppa Joppa or make a donation HERE.