Now, more than ever, we need to support our neighbors in need
The Winter Walk is an event and initiative raising awareness and funds towards an end to homelessness in Greater Boston. We service our 6 partner organizations who are working on prevention, support, and care for our homeless community. Our main event is a two-mile walk in February, the coldest month of the year, where participants march shoulder to shoulder as a housed and homeless community. COVID-19, an unprecedented crisis, has inspired us to create a matching fund for our partner organizations. It is our hope that you will be motivated as well to work with us, The Winter Walk family, to help launch this campaign to match funds raised by our partner organizations when we walk next winter. By coming together as one we will raise more unrestricted funds to support the great work of our partners and create further awareness across our city and state of the struggles our unhoused neighbors face throughout this pandemic.
100% of the money raised by your generous donation to our matching fund page will be split evenly amongst the Winter Walk’s partner organizations who service Greater Boston's homeless population. We are working with our fiscal sponsor and presenting partner, Boston Medical Center, to begin this effort for our community.
With Boston at the epicenter of the COVID-19 crisis in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, BMC recognized the need to act. On April 9th, they reopened East Newton Pavilion (formerly University Hospital) to temporarily house homeless patients with COVID-19. By doing this, BMC is ensuring that our homeless patients receive the care they need and deserve throughout this crisis.
Our homeless community are sons, daughters, fathers, mothers, brothers, sisters, partners and friends. They could be you. Each of these individuals has a unique story that deserves our attention– homelessness is their state of being, not their identity. Because of you, we are able to make a meaningful difference in the lives of those who need us most.
How You Can Help
Make a donation: Your financial support will have an immediate and substantial impact, allowing the Winter Walk to broaden its ability to provide crucial unrestricted funds to homeless service providers.
Fundraise: If you are able, rally a team. rally your community, reach out and share with others to help raise funds for this effort. We're here to help, too!
Spread the word: We raise awareness around issues of homelesssness and need help raising voices.
The Winter Walk is a non-profit organization fiscally sponsored by Boston Medical Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization. All donations are tax deductible. If you have any questions about giving, please email us an firstname.lastname@example.org