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NATICK – Family Promise Metrowest (FPM), a Natick-based nonprofit, is hosting a 3-mile walkathon to raise awareness and funds to support families facing homelessness across the MetroWest region.

This year’s Walk to End Homelessness will take place on Sunday, April 30 at Natick High School, at 15 West Street.

Families, friends, and walkers of all ages are welcome to join us.

Onsite registration opens at 12:15 pm and the walk starts at 1 p.m.

To register now click here.

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The first 400 registrants will receive a long sleeve t-shirt. Visit the website to learn more about the walk.

There will be food, a firetruck, and other fun activities. Anzio’s Brick Oven Pizza Truck, Dunkin (sponsored by the Northeast Management Group) and Kona Ice will all be there. Framingham Chick Fil A will also be joining us with some delicious desserts. We are excited to have Apex Entertainment providing games and prizes for walk participants and Bright Horizons (Natick), The Tobin School (Natick) and the National Charity League of Wellesley providing activities for children. Marilyn Marlette from Holliston will be sharing her love of weaving on her loom.

To top it off, the Natick Fire Department will bring a fire truck for the children to touch and ask questions about.

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“This is a day that we want to celebrate the work we are doing as a community to raise awareness and funds for our programs that serve families facing homelessness. This day is about families supporting families,” emphasized Development Director Carole Brodrick.

FPM’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 FPM by providing resources, guidance, and support to families as they bring themselves out of poverty and into a future filled with possibility.

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“Amid all the fun and games, this event really matters,” said Family promise Metrowest Executive DirectornDanielle Conti. “It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, bringing in over 15% 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: MetroWest Subaru, R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate, The Village Bank, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, Needham Bank, TJX, Rubicon, Middlesex Bank, and Wegmans.

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