The Final Miles- Run/Walk with Us

Through generous community partners and donors, our Widen our Welcome campaign to fund the shelter expansion is almost complete. We are coming into the final stretch and the finish line is almost in site.
I can’t help but think of those last miles of the marathon.  If you have ever run a marathon or watched a friend or family member in the final miles, you know the feeling- you’re about to reach your goal. The goal might have been lofty, but through careful planning, training and hard work it all comes together. And the support of family and friends was key all along the way- especially in those last few miles and steps. Maybe a friend runs the last mile to keep you going- or it’s just the cheers of the crowd lining the street- we all know that the final mile is usually a group effort.
We are in that last mile now- with just about 10% of our campaign goal left. And we recently got the boost we need to get there. An incredibly generous donor has offered to match any gift  or pledge made by the end of December 2013 dollar for dollar. That last mile just got a little bit lighter with the help from this dear friend. So if you are still considering a donation, we would love to have you join us and walk/run this campaign in for the last mile.


  1. Joyce Lavery says:

    Thank you, Tammy. Because of our committed and engaged board of directors, dedicated donors, a stellar campaign cabinet, great volunteer and staff leadership, and our track record of financial responsibility and program success, we are almost at our goal. Hard work, vision, planning, trust, accountability – hallmarks of success. So proud to be a part of this critical mission and to work with so many excellent leaders. What a moving journey this has been to bring together 30 years of organizational history to bring forth the future – which is to be on the leading edge of reducing family homelessness while providing world class services.

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