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Walk to End Homelessness with Family Promise on April 7th, 2018

by Beth on February 20th, 2018

logoheaderFamily Promise Metrowest (FPM), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping homeless families, is set to kick off its 9th annual Walk to End Homelessness event on Saturday, April 7th, 2018 at the Natick Community-Senior Center.

Join 105.7 WROR FM and walkers of all ages for music, raffle prizes, food trucks, and a 5K walk around the community. Bring your kids, dogs, and friends to help raise awareness and end the cycle of homelessness in the greater Boston area.

Last year, 1,000 people from 98 zip codes in Massachusetts participated in the event and helped raise over $150,000. Funds raised are used to provide shelter, meals, and professional case management to homeless families. In December 2017, FPM also launched a LIFE program to support families on the brink of homelessness with case management and debt assistance.

FPM’s Walk to End Homelessness registration and check in begins at 8:00AM on Saturday, April 7th, rain or shine, at 117 East Central Street in Natick. The first 400 registered walkers will receive a t-shirt. Walkers raising over $100 will be entered in a raffle for prizes.

Registration is open now. To register and fundraise for the walk, go here.

This event is made possible by many generous local businesses and Platinum Sponsors Needham Bank, Whole Foods Market, and 105.7 WROR. Gold Sponsors Charles River Apparel, Rubicon Builders, Eastern Bank, Mutual One Bank and Rubicon Builders. For a full list of our sponsors please visit our walk website.

Family Promise Metrowest is one of over 200 networks nationwide that provide hope to families through safe transitional shelter, meals, and professional case management as they seek permanent housing. 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. With 50 local congregations, 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise is making a difference in addressing the issue of family homelessness. For more information, visit here.

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