Ronnie Goodman is a self-taught homeless artist and runner living in San Francisco. On July 27th, 2014 he ran The San Francisco Marathon 2nd Half Marathon to raise funds and awareness for Hospitality House and their ongoing efforts in the city.

Hospitality House’s mission is to build community strength by advocating policies and rendering services which foster self-sufficiency and cultural enrichment to make the heart of San Francisco a better place for us all. One example of their mission in action is the Community Arts Program (CAPS), which provides a free-of-charge art studio, art guidance and supplies to community artists in San Francisco who otherwise wouldn’t have the means to create art. Ronnie has been involved with the Community Arts Program for over ten years and will be creating an original piece of art to be raffled off in support of the Hospitality House and CAP.

His goal was to raise awareness and funds for the Hospitality House. With these important funds, Hospitality House provides our community with peer-led programs, buy art supplies for hundreds of artists, and help improve the well-being of San Francisco through many other services.

Make a direct donation to Hospitality House or donate when you register to run the Second Half Marathon like Ronnie did and raise funds for a charity close to your heart.

We encourage each of you to donate, and to support Ronnie and other runners by posting #RunWithRonnie whenever out training. Follow us on Facebook to catch a sneak peak of Ronnie’s art piece and learn more about Hospitality House.