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Walk a Mile in My Shoes
February 13, 2016 @ 8:00 am - 11:00 am
Kokomo Rescue Mission’s annual winter walk fundraiser, one mile in length, is a round trip from KRM Headquarters to Open Arms, our shelter for homeless women and children. Rest, refreshments and tours are provided at Open Arms. Each walker receives a free T-shirt.
Who: Walkers raise at least $50 each. Teams may have up to 20 walkers. The Golden Sneaker Trophy is awarded to the top fundraising team. (Rossville Bible Fellowship won in 2014, raising $9,527.45. The 2014 walk featured 105 teams and raised over $129,000!)
Where: Kokomo Rescue Mission Headquarters is located at 321 W. Mulberry Street. Open Arms is at 929 N. Main Street. The route for the walk is from KRM down Mulberry to Buckeye St., along the Industrial Heritage Trail to Havens St. to Open Arms (gate for Open Arms will be open along Havens Street). The return route is the same route but backwards: Havens Street to the Industrial Trail heading south back towards Mulberry Street and west to the Mission. Click here for a map of the Walk Route: Industrial Heritage Trail Walk Route
When: Saturday, February 13, 2016. Begin walking between 8:00-10:30 am.
Registration: BE SURE your team # is on each walker envelope to accurately track your team’s fundraising.
- Early Bird: The Thursday (right before the event), from 3:00 PM – 5:00 PM and the Friday (right before the event), from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM turn in your teams sponsorships at the KRM Chapel. Deadline is Friday at 1:00 PM. Every walker whose envelope is turned in before 1:00 PM will be eligible for the Early Bird prize drawings!
- Day of the Walk: You or one person you designate may turn Walker envelopes and all sponsorship money in (KRM Chapel) on the morning of the Walk. However, individual team members may turn in their own envelopes if you are unable to collect them all.
Benefits: Proceeds will benefit Open Arms, KRM’s shelter for homeless women and families. Open Arms provides safe shelter, nutritious meals and Bible-based programs addressing the underlying causes of homelessness, such as substance abuse, incomplete education and lack of adequate life skills.
Revenue: Walk revenue comes from corporate and individual sponsors. Walkers solicit donations to sponsor their participation.
What if I can’t participate? Please tell others, make a donation to someone who is participating, and put a sign in your yard advertising the Walk.
2016 Walk Sponsors: