Ocean’s Harbor House announced today that the 2nd annual “Take a Walk in Their Shoes” 2-mile walk on the Asbury Park boardwalk will be held on Sunday, November 7th at 9 a.m. The event coincides with National Homeless Youth Awareness Month and calls attention to the fact that 2.5 million youth per year experience homelessness, many right here in Monmouth and Ocean counties.
“Youth homelessness exposes our young people to many unsafe experiences causing them to be at increased risk for a variety of social and physical dangers,” stated Alice Woods, Executive Director. “This event draws attention to the risks and threats youth in Monmouth and Ocean counties face, educates the public to available resources for children and families, and raises funds to provide shelter and a multilayered menu of support and services designed to keep our youth safe today and empowered tomorrow.”
Monmouth County Sheriff Shaun Golden and Ocean County Sheriff Michael Mastronardy, a member of the Ocean’s Harbor House Board of Directors, have signed on as participants and are recruiting team members as a show of solidarity and in recognition of the need to provide shelter, support and services to homeless and vulnerable youth in the two counties.
Individuals, businesses, schools and organizations can participate by serving as sponsors, signing up to walk and/or organizing a team of walkers. Walker registration is only $20 and each walker is asked to raise a minimum of $50 from family, friends and colleagues to support their participation. Sponsorship levels range from $500 to $7,500 with varied value-added benefits. All participants receive a commemorative t-shirt and can win prizes in the “Give a Hand, Get a Hand” on-site contest.
To register as a walker and/or event sponsor go to https://www.oceansharborhouse.org
For more information contact Tim Zeiss, Director of Development & Marketing at email@example.com or 732-929-0096, extension 205.