NATICK – Family Promise Metrowest (FPM), a Natick-based nonprofit, is hosting its annual walkathon to raise awareness and funds to support families facing homelessness across the MetroWest region.
This year’s 13th Annual Walk to End Homelessness will take place the weekend of May 13-15 in several MetroWest cities and towns. Families, friends, and other small groups will choose their own walk route and time over the course of this weekend-long event.
Family-friendly activities are offered leading up to the weekend, including a scavenger hunt.
This event is to help raise awareness and funds for a continuum of programs for families who are facing homelessness.
Registration is now open at www.familypromisemetrowest.org, and t-shirts and fundraising prizes including $250 gift cards from BJ’s Wholesale Club, Bose Soundlink Mini, gift cards to Burtons Grill and Marathon Sports. The registration site has more information about the event in addition to suggested walking routes.
The organization’s mission is to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing local communities to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. This annual walkathon raises funds for programs that support families on their path back to stability, including a shelter program and a homelessness prevention program. Local congregations, businesses, schools, and thousands of volunteers partner with family promise MetroWest to address this issue by providing resources, guidance, and support to families as they bring themselves out of poverty and into a future filled with possibility.
“Amid all the fun and games, this event really matters,” said Sue Crossley, Executive Director. “It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, bringing in over 25% of our annual program budget and significantly impacting the lives of the families we serve.”
This event is made possible by many generous local sponsors and Community Partners including R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate, The Village Bank, Herb Connolly Auto Group, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, Needham Bank, TJX, Eastern Bank, Mathworks, Rubicon, Dunkin Northern Management, Middlesex Bank , Brookline Bank, and Eastern Bank.
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