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Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council’s Mall Walk for the Homeless
WHO: Anyone who cares about helping the homeless is invited to participate.
WHAT: IHOC’s Annual Mall Walk for the Homeless
WHEN: Sunday, February 26, 2017. Registration begins at 1:30 PM and the walk starts at 2:30 PM.
WHERE: Voorhees Town Center, Voorhees, New Jersey
VOORHEES—On Sunday, February 26, 2017 at 1:30 PM, hundreds of participants will be registering and then strutting inside the Voorhees Town Center in support of the Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council’s (IHOC’s) Mall Walk for the Homeless.
One of IHOC’s unique programs is the Homeless Hospitality Network. The Network is a program in which churches and synagogues shelter homeless men, provide three meals a day, and have volunteers connect to the homeless men by offering caring conversation. Along with help from IHOC’s Case Manager, the homeless men also design their own action plan. This plan helps to guide each participant as he strives toward self-sufficiency.
The Interfaith Homeless Outreach Council is looking to raise $25,000 to provide specialized job counseling and life skills education for the homeless men who will be participating in IHOC’s Homeless Hospitality Network. In these difficult financial times, the funds raised are especially important so that IHOC can help get the homeless men back on their feet.
The Mall Walk participants will be walking a half mile course within the Voorhees T own Center. Each time the participants cross the end line they will be working towards special prizes. Prizes will be awarded for the volunteers who cross the finish line 2, 3, or 4 times. Additionally, prizes will be awarded for anyone who raises $100 for IHOC and for the person who raises the most money.
After registering around 1:30 PM for the Mall Walk, walkers can visit tables sponsored by social service agencies and other faith-based organizations and enjoy special entertainment.