Home of the Sparrow’s recent fundraiser, Stars and Strides Challenge to End Homelessness, raised $3,413 to help homeless families in Chester County.
Participants in the annual July event covered 3,841 miles, the equivalent of running round Chester County five times.
More than 60 people registered to participate in the Stars and Strides Challenge and more than 100 people donated to the cause, helping to grow the Home of the Sparrow family even larger.
“We hope that everyone who participated was able to enjoy their time moving their bodies while helping to spread awareness of homelessness right here in Chester County,” read a statement on the Home of the Sparrow website.
The virtual challenge took place throughout July, encouraging each person to walk or run a minimum of 26.2 miles (that’s 63,000 steps) while raising $125.
Funds raised go to supportive housing services and trauma-informed case management, helping women and their children remain in stable housing.
Donations to Home of the Sparrow help women create and maintain monthly budgets, increase income, reduce expenses and debt, increase savings and improve their credit scores.
It gives these women access to other programs and services to address non-housing needs, including access to mental health services.
About Home of the Sparrow
Home of the Sparrow partners with women facing homelessness to secure housing, achieve long-term stability, and chart new paths for their futures.
Since its beginning Home of the Sparrow has served over 4,300 women in Chester County.
Its services – case management and financial subsidies – help bridge the gap between income and expenses to remove eviction and the trauma of homelessness from the equation.
Even seemingly insurmountable obstacles can be tackled when someone is willing to help and support you.