6:30-8:30 p.m., Monday, Oct 12, 2015
We see statistics all the time, but how often do we really FEEL what it might be like for our homeless neighbors? More importantly, what will it take to end the problem?
Even in the current economy, assumptions about poverty and homelessness abound: “I’ll never be in that situation” of “If I were struggling, I’d figure out something.” Lisa Todd, Community Relations Manager at Connections for the Homeless will challenge those assertions during IAE’s Fall Gathering at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church, 2120 Lincoln St. She will lead an experiential round of “The Homeless Game” which seamlessly blends facts and stats with powerful insights. Participants will be asked how they would deal with financial hardships. Choices lead to insights about health care, food security, and public resource availability, made all the more powerful once you’ve had to weigh the options for yourself.
Guest Presenter: Lisa Todd, MSW
Community Relations Manager, Connections for the Homeless.
St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church
2120 Lincoln St.
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Sunday, Oct. 18 starting at St. Paul’s Lutheran Church 1004 Greenwood.
Walk! Donate! Get involved with IAE’s CROP Walk Team. The funds you raise will help feed those who hunger in our community and around the world!
The North Shore CROP Hunger Walk is one of over a thousand walks sponsored by Church World Services annually to raise money in support of efforts to alleviate hunger locally and internationally. Funds raised at each walk are split, with 25% staying in the community, and 75% going to Church World Services. The 3.5-mile walk itself is Sunday, October 18, starting at 1 p.m. at St Paul’s Lutheran Church, 1004 Greenwood, then east to the Lake and south to Clark Square Park, then back.
IAE has, for a number of years, been a beneficiary of the local portion of the North Shore Walk, to the tune of about $2,500 annually the last two years. That sum is roughly equal to the cost of our four soup kitchens for over three months, providing 6,000 meals to our clients, or sustaining the Hospitality Center for two months, including 1,400 breakfasts.
So please support this year’s Walk, either by walking or sponsoring another. Online registration is simple: Go to the CROP Walk web site (www.cwsglobal.org/evanstonil), click “Register”, then “YES, I want to JOIN a team”. Scroll down and click on “Interfaith Action.” You’ll then have the opportunity support the IAE Team with a donation, and you can sign up to walk by clicking on “Join Team and filling in the blanks.