Montclair, NJ, August 9, 2021 – Family Promise of Essex County has launched its 2022 Walk for Change, an annual fundraising event where runners and walkers from all over Essex County come together for a day of fun, good cheer and exercise to raise money for families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness. This year the main event will take place at 9 AM on Sunday, October 16th at Verona Park. Team captains will lead groups at Verona Park on October 16th or on proposed alternate trails on a date of their choice, with the goal of raising $100,000 through sponsorships, event sign-ups, and donations.
People can register to walk individually or to be a team captain by visiting: www.fpessexnj.org/walk-for-change/
“Please walk with us to raise funds for families facing the crisis of homelessness. Your participation in our Walk for Change Event will demonstrate how much you care about our neighbors without addresses and the importance of home to you and your family At Family Promise we believe every child deserves a home and the opportunity to pursue their dreams,” says Tia Aery, Executive Director.
Walk for Change registrants will receive a FPE Walk for Change t-shirt at the event. Children 13 and under do not need to register. Participants will be encouraged to share photos of their walk or run using the hashtag #FPEWalk4Change. There will be numerous activities at the event. These activities will include multi-platform social media campaigns, Houses for Change® and Kindness Rocks craft activities for families, poster and sign-making projects for walkers, scavenger hunts, and more!
For more information, visit www.fpessexnj.org.