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Family Promise Walk to End Homelessness – Register/donate now for April 8th!

Join our team or donate here. We have a dozen or so walkers already registered from our church and have raised over $1500. Let’s aim for 20 walkers and $2000!

Please join the First Parish of Sudbury team for the 8th annual “Walk to End Homelessness” on April 8, 2017, which supports the efforts of Family Promise Metrowest. Registration – 8:00 am – Walk begins at 9:00 am. Natick Community Senior Center (117 East Central Street, Natick). This is a family friendly and dog friendly event and short walk, suitable for any ages, and there will also be music, children’s crafts, face painting and much more!  Join the team and/or help us raise our goal of $2000! Please talk to our team leaders: Lucy Manlick (youth leader and team captain) or her mom, Valerie Tratnyek with any questions. We’ll discuss carpooling and meet up options closer to the event.

Family Promise is a community response to end family homelessness. Host congregations furnish temporary shelter in their churches, synagogues, and mosques on a rotating basis, volunteers provide meals, and paid staff work with the families until the parents have secured jobs and enough savings to move into a home of their own. More information here.

Our Youth Group has cooked meals, met with the families and helped with homework and just plain played with the kids at the rotating resident churches for the past 5 years.  This past Holiday season the Youth group held a bake sale which raised $592 for the families.  This will be our third year of walking. Last year we had about 9 walkers plus  a couple of dogs and raised $1105.