Walk A Mile And Show Your Support For Adelaide’s Homeless Next Week

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Each year the Hutt Street Centre calls on South Australians to show their support for people facing homelessness by joining them and experiencing what it is like on a cold, winter’s morning to walk one mile to find something to eat, a hot cup of tea or coffee, and a friendly face. And it’s almost time for the 2018 Walk A Mile In My Boots. 

Homelessness is a large issue, with over 116,000 people in Australia experiencing this disadvantage.
60% of people facing homelessness are under 35 years old…18,000 of those people are under 12 years old.

There are nearly 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia every year. That’s 6,000 too many people facing poverty and disadvantage.

For people experiencing homelessness, joining them to Walk a Mile in My Boots will help someone doing it tough realise they are not alone. Because no person who is homeless should feel like they’re walking alone.

This is a great cause and something that everyone should partake in to get a glimpse of what it is like every day for some people.

You CAN Help. 

The amounts listed below could provide the following assistance to people doing it tough.
$30.00 – Hot breakfast and lunch for two weeks for a person doing it tough.
$50.00 – A hot shower, laundry service and a locker for 3 months for a person sleeping rough.
$100.00 – A ‘home starter pack’ for a couple moving from street to home.
$250.00 – Safe, emergency accommodation for a family in crisis for two nights.
$350.00 – Be an Angel – provide meals for a day for 200 people experiencing homelessness.

The Adelaide Walk A Mile In My Boots is on Friday, August 10th.
Start: Victoria Park /Pakapakanthi (Wakefield Road entrance).
Finish: South Park Lands/ Tuthangga, Hutt Road.
Please arrive at 7:00am for a 7:30am start.

The McLaren Vales Walk A Mile In My Boots is on Friday, August 3rd.
Start: Oxenberry Farm.
Finish: Hardys Tintara.
Please arrive at 7:00am for a 7:30am start.

You can make a one off donation, or you can sign up for a regular donation. Click here to support the Hutt Street Centre.

Tickets for the events can be purchased by clicking on the link attached to your relative area (Adelaide or McLaren Vale).

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