The Saturday before Thanksgiving — November 20 this year — features one of the Washington, DC metro area’s largest charity events, the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless walk. It benefits dozens of local nonprofit organizations that serve the homeless, including Building Futures, whose supporters are registering for the walk, recruiting donors, and hosting Mini Walks at a local school. Local residents are encouraged to register online, select Building Futures as their beneficiary organization, and then ask their friends and colleagues to sponsor them for the walk.
Help the Homeless activities raise awareness about homelessness in Washington, DC and help residents understand the importance of supporting efforts to prevent people from becoming homeless, provide housing for people who are homeless now, and provide supportive services to support homeless persons.
Building Futures is partnering again this year with Ideal Academy Public Charter School in northwest Washington, DC, which provides quality education to students from preschool through high school. At least two Mini-Walks are scheduled for students at Ideal Academy, with October 21 tentatively set as date for the first Mini-Walk. The Mini-Walk educates students about solutions to homelessness and teaches them the value of giving back to their community from an early age. At the same time, students participating in the Mini-Walk generate Help the Homeless donations to support Building Futures programs.
Building Futures is making Help the Homeless activities its top priority for fall fundraising. Funds raised during this event will directly support Daffodil House, our newest property with 30 units. At least half of the new residents of Daffodil House will be homeless individuals moving in newly renovated apartments directly from shelters, transitional housing, or other temporary situations. Daffodil House will provide permanent homes they never need to leave, plus supportive services to help them rebuild their lives.
Please join us for the Help the Homeless walk on Saturday, November 20 down on the National Mall by registering today!