Walk a Mile in my Shoes 2018 was a huge success! An estimated 2,000 walkers raised over $74,000.00. This is a testament to the caring community that supports the Muncie Mission!
There are two main reasons why Walk a Mile in my Shoes takes place in February; harsh weather conditions and raising funds for the Mission. Since this year’s weather was somewhat more mild than previous years, walkers were able to get a limited experience of walking in the cold. However, for the homeless there is no choice. Whether it’s too cold, too icy, or too windy they still have to venture out to receive assistance.
The importance of the revenue from Walk a Mile in my Shoes is substantial. Services to men, women and families are funded through this event. With 79,074 meals and 1092 men served in 2017, Walk a Mile is vital to the continuation of the Mission. Monday-Friday our doors open at 12:30 for neighborhood guests to enjoy lunch. Men (non-Mission residents), women and children from all walks of life steam into our dining room. This program along with our food pantry provides much needed food to our neighbors. In addition to food, the Mission also provides men’s and women’s residential services, men’s recovery program, and family services, thanks to provision from the community.
As a result of this generous outpouring of care we can continue to feed the needy and build hope for a better tomorrow for homeless men, women and families in need.
Congratulations go to Early Bird winners: Marilyn Ault won the Meijer $50 gift card and Gavin Ellis won the $50 Amazon gift card.
The Golden Sneaker Award for the Largest Attendance team was secured by “Muncie Central National Honor Society” with 100 walkers in attendance and the Top Fund Raising team was “Mary’s Merry Marchers” raising $11728.00.