Women’s Walk to Stop Homelessness

by Press Release-Burlington County | Jul 25, 2007
Women’s Walk to Stop Homelessness The Burlington County Advisory Council on Women will hold its second “Women’s Walk” for its Campaign to Stop Homelessness on Sunday, Sept. 23 at Historic Smithville Park in Eastampton.

Smithville Park was chosen as the venue for this year’s walk to coordinate with the County’s annual Arts in the Park festival which begins at 11am shortly after the conclusion of the walk. The 5K will begin at 8:30am at Smithville Park and is open to men, women and children.

Freeholder Dawn Marie Addiego initiated the walk with the Council on Women last year to raise funds to educate at-risk families about available resources and counseling, such as how to manage credit and debt to help prevent homelessness.

“Nearly half of the homeless in Burlington County consist of families with children,” said Addiego. “We want to raise awareness about emergency services and provide information and are seeking sponsors for the event.”

Last year’s walk in Burlington City raised $8,000. Samaritan Hospice in Marlton is a co-sponsor of this year’s walk.

For more information, contact administrative liaison Kim Mattson at 609-702-7086 or kmattson@co.burlington.nj.us. Participation in the walk is $10 per person for registrations before September 7 and $15 after that date. Walkers may register the morning of the event.

The Smithville Park entrance is located off Smithville Road, ¾ mile off Route 38. Additional information is posted on the Council on Women’s website at www.co.burlington.nj.us/bcacw.

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