Bring your family and friends and start the summer off on the right ‘step’ with the Strides For Shelter 5K Run / Walk sponsored by the Housing Opportunity Foundation. The event will be held at McAlpine Park in Charlotte and offers a full morning of activities for the entire family. In addition to the 5K Run / Walk, participants can enjoy a Fun Run around the lake and an After-Party Celebration.
Proceeds from the 2017 Strides for Shelter 5K Run / Walk will benefit A Child’s Place, located in Charlotte, NC.
A Child’s Place works to erase the impact of homelessness on children and their education, supporting children, families and the community by intervening at the point of crisis when a family loses their home. There are 4,000 homeless children in Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools. A Child’s Place works to help the child maintain focus on education and thrive despite the homeless crisis, while helping the parent address the issues that led to the homeless crisis in the first place.
Strides for Shelter proceeds will be directed to off-set the cost incurred in serving homeless children (currently $1000 per child, per year).
The Housing Opportunity Foundation is the charitable, non-profit arm of the Charlotte Regional Realtor® Association. The foundation strives to affect a better quality of life in the Charlotte region by promoting affordable homeownership, providing funding to create housing opportunities, and encouraging volunteerism and philanthropic activities among its 8,000+ Realtor® members.
Detailed sponsorship information is available in this packet; all sponsorships are tax-deductible to the fullest extent of the law.
Financial information about this organization and a copy of its license are available from the State Solicitation Licensing Branch at 919-807-2214. The license is not an endorsement by the state.