The Eighth Annual Hike for Hesed will take place beginning with registration at 7:30AM on Sat., Sept. 22, stepping off at 8:30AM from 680 South River Street in Aurora.
The 2.6-mile, family- and dog-friendly hike will benefit the ministries of Hesed House that help the poor and homeless of the Fox Valley with special focus on the needs of the children and teens. Breakfast and entertainment will be provided at the end of the hike. Hikers may register online and create a sponsorship page so friends and family can easily support the cause through the event page: www.hesedhouse.org/hike.
Each individual participant or team will seek sponsors to support their walk. Sponsors may include family, friends, neighbors, co-workers, corporations and more! Anyone collecting $25 or more will receive a Hike for Hesed t-shirt.
Corporate sponsorships are available at a variety of levels providing visibility and recognition for their company at the event and to over 30,000 Hesed House publication readers. For sponsorship information, contact Development Assistants Brian at (630) 897-2156 ext. 514 or Rikkilee at ext. 559.
Again, registration will begin at 7:30AM at Hesed House, at which time hikers will turn in their sponsor sheets. The walk will begin at 8:30AM, leaving Hesed House’s Comprehensive Resource Center (CRC), traveling south on the Fox Valley River path to the Montgomery Bridge, and returning to Hesed House’s CRC.
“This event symbolizes what the organization is all about; bringing members of the community together— universities, schools, churches, businesses, families, troops, civic organizations, clubs, sports teams and more— to move the organization one step closer to ending homelessness in the Fox Valley area,” noted Ryan Dowd, Executive Director of Hesed House, in a press release. “Hike for Hesed gives anyone who wants to make a difference in the lives of the poor and homeless the opportunity to do just that.”
To receive a printed Hike for Hesed participation packet, information on sponsorship opportunities or for questions, call the HIKE HOLTLINE at (630) 897-2156 ext 542.
About Hesed House: Hesed House is not-for-profit, 501c3 organization in Aurora, Illinois that provides emergency shelter, transitional housing, social services and permanent supportive housing programs to combat homelessness in the greater Fox Valley area. This year Fannie Mae is partnering with Hesed House to raise funds and awareness about homelessness through the Fannie Mae Chicago area, national Help the Homeless Program. For more information the Hike call the Hike Hotline at 630-897-2165 ext. 542. For information about Hesed House, call 630-897-2165, or visit their Website at www.HesedHouse.org.
Photo of banner courtesy Hesed House