Saturday, November 4, 10:00 am
Solite Park at 4704 Fayetteville Road in Durham
Register now for Open Table Ministry’s 8th annual Walk in Their Shoes, a walk for the homeless on Saturday, Nov. 4! Walk in Their Shoes is the most important fundraiser for Open Table each year. This year we are counting on it to help us bridge the gaps in services for our ever-increasing number of Durham neighbors experiencing homelessness.
Just this Monday we served a record number of people at our Monday lunch. And yet lunches are only a small part of what we do. We use the funds raised at Walk in Their Shoes to help keep our homeless neighbors warm while they are unsheltered, to help with needed prescription medications, to provide weather-appropriate clothing, to give work boots to people starting jobs, and to help with deposits when they are finally able to move into affordable housing.
We are currently helping so many more than ever before that we must ask for support as we move into the cold weather season. As you settle into your cozy homes tonight, think about what a difference you could make to someone with no place to be. Please help us help them with your financial support. Please come participate in Walk in Their Shoes.
On November 4, come to Solite Park in Durham, walk (or run) as you see fit, and then enjoy some food, coffee, tea, music, and conversation. You can register onsite or pre-register here. Pre-registering would really help us out so we know how many walkers to expect.
Onsite registration opens at 9:30am and the walk will begin at 10:00. We will start from Solite Park, walk about 1.5 miles south on the American Tobacco Trail, and then return, for a total of 3 miles.
Do you HAVE to walk? No, of course not. Come and enjoy some coffee and fun and the fellowship of others who share your concerns and compassion.
Once again we’ll have Will & Pop’s food truck serving breakfast and lunch items. Proceeds will benefit Open Table Ministry.
Raise or donate $35 or more and receive a Walk in Their Shoes T-shirt! T-shirts will be availabe onsite only (we’re sorry, we can’t mail them out) as long as supplies last.
Can’t attend but would like to donate or support a walker? Donations for the walk are welcome here.
Bring a winter item, get a gift!
We will be collecting cold-weather items such as sleeping bags, winter coats, hats, and gloves on-site. Please bring new or gently used items that will help the homeless stay warm this winter. Bring an item and you’ll receive a small thank-you gift!
To print or share this flyer, you are encouraged to use this pdf:
Walk in Their Shoes Flyer 2017