The annual Winter Walk, which raises awareness and funds toward ending homelessness in Greater Boston, is set to take place on Sunday, February 13. All participants will start at Copley Plaza at 8:30 a.m. for the check-in followed by a 9 a.m. start. The two-mile walk begins and ends at Copley Plaza. Participants, housed and homeless, will walk together shoulder to shoulder and hear real stories of Boston’s homeless population.
The walk is co-chaired by Jessie and Enrique Colbert of Wayfair and Katie and David Beeston of the Boston Red Sox.
During the past five years, the Winter Walk has raised more than $2 million, all of which has gone to Winter Walk partner organizations providing direct service and programs to Boston’s homeless community. All participants are encouraged to donate or help raise funds with a registration fee of $100 for adults and $50 for youths and students. Registration for this event provides the opportunity to walk, a warm Winter Walk hat, breakfast, live music, a backpack loaded with information and offers from local organizations, and an opportunity to learn and share together.
This year, the Winter Walk supports 10 partner organizations: Boston Health Care for the Homeless Program, Boston Medical Center, Bridge Over Troubled Waters, Brookview House, Common Cathedral, FamilyAid Boston, New England Home and Center for Veterans, Pine Street Inn, St. Francis House and Y2Y Harvard Square along with others who together in solidarity support awareness around the issues surrounding homelessness.
The Winter Walk encourages local businesses, clubs, religious groups, families, friends and surrounding communities to create a team to walk. The event is family and dog friendly (dogs can even register and receive a special doggie goodie bag and a fundraising page of their own).