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Walk to End Family Homelessness Set for Aug. 6 in Hilo

July 20, 2022, 6:30 AM HST
* Updated July 19, 3:11 PM
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Interfaith Communities in Action will be holding a FUNdraising Walk at 7:30 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, at the Afook-Chinen Civic Auditorium to support their signature fund “Hale ka Po’e Keiki,” or homes for children.

This fund was established in January 2022 to support local non-profit organizations helping East Hawai‘i community end family homelessness. Habitat for Humanity Hawai‘i Island is their 2022 recipient.

Registration fee is $25 for adults and $10 for children ages 6-17, and 5 and under are free. Walkers are encouraged to seek out donors for their registration fee and additional donations, such as by pledging to do a silly dance and/or wear a silly costume during the walk. Prizes will be awarded for the top three walkers who have collected the most donations. Decorated baby strollers and wheelchairs are welcome as walkers.

Deadline for walkers to register is Friday, July 22. This ensures the walker receives a goody bag.

Late registration will be accepted until Saturday, Aug. 6. Goody bag not guaranteed.

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Check in for the walk is 7 a.m. At the conclusion of the walk at 8:30 a.m., the Civic Auditorium will be open for free live entertainment and food available for purchase. The entertainment program will include Taishoji Taiko, Te Rangatahi, Java Jive and Puna Taiko. The event finishes at 11:30 a.m.

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To register, go to https://www.eventbrite.com/e/walk-to-end-family-homelessness-tickets-366127827187.

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