NATICK – Family Promise MetroWest, a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families who are facing homelessness for the past decade, is set to kick off its 10th annual Walk to End Homelessness event on Saturday, April 6 at Natick High School.
Bring your family, friends, colleagues, and dogs for a 5K walk through Natick Center to help raise homelessness awareness in the greater Boston area. LBF and the Street Gang from 105.7 WROR will entertain the crowd and there will be plenty of food, raffles, and games for the kids.
“Our mission is to transform the lives of families with children who are homeless with the help of our local communities,” said Sue Crossley, Executive Director of Family Promise MetroWest. “Last year over 800 people came out and helped raise over $160,000 for our programs that provide shelter, meals, job assistance, and professional case management.”
The organization’s Walk to End Homelessness starts at 9 a.m. on Saturday, April 6, rain or shine, at 15 West Street in Natick.
The first 400 registered walkers will receive a long-sleeve shirt. Walkers raising over $100 will be entered in a raffle for fun prizes like Red Sox tickets and gift cards.
Register now and start fundraising as an individual, family, or team at http://bit.ly/FamilyPromise2019.
This event is made possible by many generous local businesses and sponsors such as Needham Bank, The Village Bank, R.W. Holmes, Mutual One Bank, Charles River Apparel, Wells Fargo, Middlesex Savings Bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, and 105.7 WROR.
With 50 local congregations, 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise MetroWest is making a difference in addressing the issue of family homelessness. By providing resources and encouragement and addressing barriers, families bring themselves out of homelessness and into a life where they can sustain themselves and their children. For more information, visit www.familypromisemetrowest.org.