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Sarah's Circle's 25th annual
Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes

 
Sunday, February 26, 2017
Truman College, 1145 W. Wilson Ave
1:00 - 3:00 pm

 


Event Details
On Sunday, February 26, 2017, Sarah’s Circle will host our 25th annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes. We are lucky to have such dedicated donors, volunteers, staff and other supporters who have helped our event grow and thrive for 25 years! Because of your loyalty, we can meet the needs of nearly 1,000 women coming to us for help each year and we will continue to provide additional services to these women thanks to your growing support. 

Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes is an important opportunity to better understand homelessness through the eyes of those who struggle with it first hand. We will meet at Truman College before setting out for the Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes. While we walk, we will listen to stories of women who have overcome homelessness with the support from Sarah's Circle. The walk will end back at Truman College where participants will enjoy a free lunch of Chicago-style Vienna Beef hot dogs, veggie dogs, chips, desserts and refreshments. 

Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes is a family-friendly event that includes a shortened walking route and activities for children.

You don't have to donate to attend. And you aren't required to attend if you donate online, but we do hope to see you there!



 

Participation Information
 
Create or Join a Team!
Creating or joining a team offers you the chance to tell others why you care about the work we do and why it is so important that they join you in support of women who are homeless. 

Teams can be formed with any group of people, your: friends, coworkers, church group, block club, sports team, Boy or Girl Scout troop, sorority or fraternity. The possibilities are endless! Just recruit people who will be willing to reach out to their own personal networks to help collect donations for your team. So along with your donation to the Winter Walk, your friends will help solicit donations that will contribute to a collective team total.








Make a Donation
Even if you do not create or join a fundraising team, we welcome your donation in honor of this event! 
Your donations are TAX DEDUCTIBLE! Sarah’s Circle’s tax ID# is 36-3043662




 
Prizes for Top Teams!

Set your team’s fundraising goal high! In honor of our 25th year of Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes, we encourage you to set an ambitious goal of $2,500 for your team.

All the members on any team raising over $2,500 will get a special Sarah’s Circle knit hat! The top fundraising team will also get an honorary plaque that will be hung in Sarah’s Circle’s new building, planned to be completed in 2019. 




 
About Sarah's Circle

Sarah's Circle is a non-profit organization with a mission of serving women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. Located in Chicago's Uptown Community, Sarah's Circle has provided support for thousands of women since 1979.

Today Sarah's Circle provides:
  • A Daytime Support Center open to any woman in need
  • A 50-bed Interim Housing (shelter) Program for women who are currently homeless
  • Permanent supportive housing for women who have a disabling condition and have been chronically homeless.
  • And, in response to the severe shortage of affordable housing, especially in the area of supportive services for women, Sarah's Circle has begun the process of developing a new facility. We have secured a property down the street from our Daytime Support Center that will ultimately include 40 units of permanent supportive housing as well as an improved facility for our Interim Housing Program. Construction is scheduled to begin in 2017 and the new facility should be ready for occupancy in 2019.

Throughout all our programs Sarah's Circle staff provide case management and supportive counseling to help women achieve their goals. Our programs have three overarching goals:
 
Welcome all women with safety, respect, and community.
Support women's growth in all aspects of wellness: physical, emotional, life skills,
economic, and realizing their unique potential.
Help each woman find her home
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Read more on our website. 

 
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