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Walk a Mile in My Boots

Here at Hutt St Centre we can’t ignore homelessness, and we’d like your school community to join us during National Homelessness Prevention Week to raise awareness and funds to support people doing it tough by participating in our annual Walk a Mile in My Boots event.

To know you have given hope to another human being is a truly rewarding experience. Participating in this event allows students to gain an understanding and appreciation for the community in which they live, through insights into the challenges faced by people who are homeless and vulnerable.

Funds raised will have a long-term impact by helping ensure Hutt St Centre’s Day Centre can open its doors.

There are 6,000 people experiencing homelessness in South Australia.

We'd like to see 6,000 people walking in support of the 6,000 people facing disadvantage and homelessness. Because noone should feel like they are walking alone.

Your school can join us at one of two Walk a Mile in My Boots events held around National Homelessness Prevention Week, or arrange to walk in your local area.

 

OPTION A

Walk a Mile in My Boots Adelaide - Friday 11 August 2017

7:00am for 7:30am start

Victoria Park/ Pakapakanthi (Wakefield Road entrance) to South Park Lands, Hutt Road followed by a 'traditional' Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast.

It will take just over an hour of your time.

Walk a Mile in My Boots McLaren Vale - Friday 4 August 2017

7.00am for 7:30am start

Oxenberry Farm Wines, Kangarilla Road to Hardy’s Tintara, Main Road followed by a 'traditional' Hutt St Centre BBQ breakfast.

It will take just over an hour of your time.

How to register for the Adelaide or McLaren Vale walk

Online registration is now open for Walk a Mile in My Boots 2017.

  RegisterNow

For further information on gettin your school involved please contact:

Rebecca Millard
T: 08 8418 2512 or email

 

OPTION B

Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School

During National Homelessness Prevention Week (August)

Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School allows your school community to participate in the event at your school or in your local area, and encourage students to experience homelessness without having to commute to the city.

You can measure out one mile around your oval, school grounds or local streets, and suggest each student donate a gold coin to participate. To create a homeless experience, encourage your students to walk without a jumper – or perhaps without breakfast, and consider a sausage sizzle after the walk as a fundraiser.

Your Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School registration pack will include:

  • Stickers for participating students
  • Corflute placard for students to walk behind
  • Fundraising tips and details of on-line fundraising options
  • Fast facts on homelessness and Hutt St Centre
  • Certificate template to distribute at school for participating students
  • Certificate of Appreciation for being involved in the event (sent post-event)

If August doesn’t suit – you can choose to Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School later in the year. Just let us know the date.

How to register for Walk a Mile in My Boots At My School

Each school pays a $40 registration fee to walk a mile and each student provides a gold coin donation to participate.

For further information or to register your school please contact:

Rebecca Millard
T: 08 8418 2512 or email

 

Go the Extra Mile

Your school can go the extra mile for people experiencing homelessness in South Australia by fundraising.

Many schools raise huge amounts of sponsorship especially as part of their social justice and community service initiatives. Fabulous prizes will be awarded to the highest fundraising school.

 

Other ways your schools can support people facing homelessness

  • Shout a person lunch - through our My Shout campaign

  • Host a High Tea for Hi(dden) Society at school. Invite school friends, neighbours and family and increase community awareness of homelessness and the work of Hutt St Centre.

  • Make an online donation and think creatively about where the money might come from (instead of the latest magazines, or a trip to the movies or a months Netflix hire, or packing simple lunches from home instead of café or canteen lunches).

  • Hold a casual day and suggest a gold coin donation with proceeds going to Hutt St Centre.

  • Host a fundraising event with proceeds going to Hutt St Centre.

  • You can set-up a fundraising page easily on Every Day Hero