As we wrap up this year’s Walk Home event, we extend a heartfelt thank you to our generous business sponsors who helped make this year’s event a fundraising success. So far we have raised more than $20,000 and counting.
In particular, we appreciate Enterprise’s generous donation of $3,000, part of a total of $10,000 during the past four years.
Nearly 200 walkers, volunteers and staff participated in RTN Federal Credit Union’s 7th annual Walk Home for the Homeless on June 11 in three locations — Danvers Rail Trail, Dorchester Park and Waltham Common. Each Walk began with an Opening Program featuring remarks from local officials, and senior executives from the Credit Union and the Coalition.
Walk Home funds are collected through the RTN GoodWorks Foundation and donated to help homeless teens and families in Danvers, Dorchester and Waltham, and support the work of the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless. RTN has raised more $140,000 since the inception of Walk Home in 2011.
With these funds, 367 youth children have received a new bed of their own through A Bed for Every Child; 15,568 articles of clothing have been distributed to homeless youth through the Teen Closet and 720 new t-shirts, sweatshirts and weather outerwear has filled the Teen Closet.
Walk Home demonstrates our Credit Union’s ongoing commitment to support the Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless and help the homeless in local communities we serve. As a credit union, community involvement is a core value of RTN.
If you weren’t able to join us, it’s not too late to make a donation.