Best. Hike. Ever.

“I am only one, but I am one. I cannot do everything, but I can do something.” ― Edward Everett Hale

2015 hike Thank you myemma graphicSmall ripples make big waves and what a big wave we created together for the 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless! Because of you, this 11th year of the Hike was the BEST HIKE EVER!

Together we raised $111,000, exceeding our $100K goal. That. Is. Amazing.  More than 850 donors, 600 hikers, multiple sponsors and 198 volunteers worked together to make this happen. Thank you to all who donated, attended, volunteered, spread the word and more.

Special thanks to our presenting sponsor Mike Curb and Curb Records along with all of our corporate and in-kind sponsors. Your support is essential to the success of the Hike for the Homeless.

Safe Haven is unique in its mission and success in serving an entire family while actively moving them toward housing and self-sufficiency. The Hike for the Homeless celebrates this work, our families and advocates. It is one of our signature events that not only creates awareness, but that brings the community together to make an impact.

“Thank you to the community of supporters that came out to Hike for the Homeless – politicians, clergy, corporate leaders, board members, staff, volunteers, dog lovers and their dogs, lots of children and babies, those of goodwill, and those that are on the forefront of fighting poverty and injustice,” said Safe Haven CEO Joyce Lavery. “Safe Haven demonstrates time and again the power of community and love. Together we will reduce and end homelessness!”

Thank you.

[If you missed making a donation to support the Hike, it is not too late. Click here to donate.]

Here are just a few highlights from the 11th Annual Hike for the Homeless on November 7:

(To view all of the pictures from the Hike, please click here.)

Curb Records Recording Artist Ruthie Collins performs

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News Channel 5 Anchor and Hike Emcee Vicki Yates kicks off the Hike with Safe Haven Board Chair Eric Baer:

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More than 600 hikers enjoyed the trail at Edwin Warner Park with Ruthie Collins and Rick Monroe cutting the ribbon at the Starting Line:

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Awards:

Team who raised the most money: HCA

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Individual who raised the most money: Rick Monroe

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Team with the most members/donors who gave $25 or more: Avenue Bank

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Team spirit award went to Zoe Rosenblum who raised money for the Hike ($1890 with another $1K coming in after the Hike) as part of her Bat Mitzvah project.

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Lunch was prepared by culinary students of the Arts Institute:

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Children’s Activities:

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Dogs: (Check our Facebook page soon for a whole album of the dogs at the Hike!)

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