by October 5, 2012 at 2:30 pm 1,375 0

From Rachel Nania. Check out her blog, Sear, Simmer & Stir. Follow Nania on Twitter @rnania, email her at rachel[AT]

"N Street Village"

Walk for the homeless and enjoy a block party this weekend with N Street Village. (Courtesy N Street Village website)

N Street Village, a Logan Circle-based nonprofit that provides services to homeless women, will host a Help the Homeless Community Walk and a SoulFeast Block Party this Saturday, October 6.

The community walk begins at 9 am at 1333 N Street NW. Planning to walk? Sign-up in advance! If N Street Village registers 4,000 in-person or virtual walkers, Fannie Mae will donate an additional $50,000 to the nonprofit’s programs. Registration is available online.

After the walk, N Street Village and Luther Place Memorial Church will throw a soul-themed  block party, complete with chili, cornbread and desserts. SoulFeast will also have live music (from Ambassadors of Praise) and games.

For more information and to learn about event volunteer opportunities, please contact Naomi Ho at [email protected]

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by November 18, 2010 at 9:55 pm 1,783 0

Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon

The Walkathon gets underway at 9 am on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets NW. (Courtesy Help the Homeless)

From Berrak Sarikaya

At the end of January there were more than 11,000 homeless people in the Washington metropolitan area.

This Saturday, Nov. 20, you can make a contribution to the fight against homelessness by participating in the 23rd Annual Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon.

The Pre-Walkathon program begins at 8:30 am on the National Mall, with the walk getting under way at 9 am. The 2.5 mile Walkathon starts on the National Mall between 4th and 7th Streets NW.

You can select to donate to the Help the Homeless General Fund or a 2010 beneficiary of your choosing on their website. One Dupont-area organization that assists the homeless is Charlies Place at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Avenue NW. You can select Charlie’s Place as your beneficiary for this Saturday’s walk.

What is Help the Homeless?

Help the Homeless Program was created in 1988 by Fannie Mae as a public awareness program working to: Raise public awareness to prevent and end homelessness in DC, help local organizations raise funds and build capacity to serve the homeless population, and educate the public about issues of homelessness and encourage volunteerism in their communities.

Help the Homeless Program has raised more than $80 million for nonprofit organizations in the metro area that serve homeless people and those at risk of becoming homeless.

Walk this Saturday

You can register to walk this Saturday! You can register as an individual, register your family or group — or search for a team. If you can’t physically make it on Saturday, you can also register as a virtual walker. You can pre-register online until 5:00 p.m. on Friday, November 19.  You can also register on site Saturday morning. Registration information and details can be found on the Help the Homeless website.

One hundred percent of all walker registration donation fees, donations, and sponsorship contributions go directly to the Help the Homeless Beneficiary Organizations that provide services to people who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.

by September 25, 2010 at 9:48 am 1,214 0

Greater Dupont Mini-Walk Charlie's Place

The Greater Dupont Mini-Walk is for Charlie’s Place, a facility for the homeless.

What: Greater Dupont Mini-Walk for Charlie’s Place, a facility for the homeless located at St. Margaret’s Episcopal Church, 1830 Connecticut Avenue NW.

When: Sunday, September 26 at 1 pm.

Where: Dupont Circle. Register at the Dupont Farmers Market from 9 am to 1 pm… or on the west side of Dupont Circle from 11 am to 1 pm.

Who: You! Registration fee is $25… $15 if you are under age 25… or you can be paired with a sponsor. This event is part of Fannie Mae’s efforts to help the homeless.

Why: This event is designed for those who are unable to do the 5K Fannie Mae Walkathon on November 20. Walkers will go around Dupont Circle, starting from the west side of the Circle then up Connecticut Avenue to Charlie’s Place (St. Margaret’s Church), where there will be refreshments and a presentation about the current work of Charlie’s Place. The facility now includes case management and efforts to secure jobs and housing, in addition to nutritious meals and links to social, legal, and health services for the homeless.


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