Washington, DC [October 24, 2011] – On Friday, October 22, 2011, more 1,095 walkers from five Dorothy I. Height Community Academy Public Charter Schools (CAPCS) campuses joined together to participate in one of seven Help the Homeless Mini‐Walks hosted by N Street Village based in NW Washington, DC. The CAPCS campuses that participated were Amos 1, Amos 2, Amos 3, Butler and Rand.
In DC, one out of every 100 residents is homeless. Each year, N Street Village serves approximately 900 women, or 60% of the adult, single homeless women in D.C. Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program raises funds to support organizations working to prevent and end homelessness in the Washington metropolitan area. Since 1988, the Help the Homeless Program has raised more than $85 million, impacting thousands of individuals, families, and children in our communities.
“The Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon is critical to N Street Village’s work of helping homeless and low-income women in Washington, DC achieve stability and improved health, housing, income, and employment outcomes,” said Stuart Allen, N Street Village Director of Development. “The Walkathon not only provides us with funds that help us serve nearly 900 women each year, it also builds awareness in the community of the broader issues surrounding chronic homelessness. And as I walked past N Street Village with over 250 young students chanting “Help the Homeless,” I was reminded of the importance of engaging the younger generation in this dialogue.”
More than 700 Mini‐Walks are expected to occur from July to November in communities across our region. The Help the Homeless Walkathon will occur on the National Mall on Saturday, November 19, 2011.
About the Help the Homeless Program: Since 1988, Fannie Mae’s Help the Homeless Program has raised more than $85 million for nonprofit organizations dedicated to serving homeless people in the Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. Each year, tens of thousands of people get involved in the Help the Homeless Program by walking in the Walkathon on the National Mall, walking in community Mini‐Walks, making a donation, being a sponsor, or volunteering their time to support organizations dedicated to serving homeless people. To learn more about the Help the Homeless Program, please visit www.helpthehomelessdc.org.
Join N Street Village for the Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon! If we recruit 3,000 walkers, Fannie Mae will give N Street Village an additional $50,000! Join our team!