*DUE TO WEATHER, THIS EVENT HAS BEEN POSTPONED*
Project Outreach is hosting the first annual Hope Lives Here - Winter Walkathon and Music Festival, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., Saturday, March 2 to raise funds to benefits Norwich Human Services, Reliance Health, Safe Futures, St. Vincent DePaul Soup Kitchen, Thames River Family Program, TVCCA, and YETI.
Participants in the event will take turns walking laps around the NFA campus and enjoying live music from local musicians Patrick Kirker, Mickey Williston, Guada Mary Benoit, and Mike Van. For every lap earned, walkers will earn a stamp to enter a prize drawing.
“The students have been working on this project since last summer and wanted to find a way to pay tribute to what these agencies do for the people in our community on a daily basis,” said Project Outreach Coordinator, Jodi Savage. “Each agency will be available to share information about their services as well as answer questions. For the students it is about raising awareness as much as raising funds for these organizations.”
Admission is by a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for students. The event is family friendly and open to the public.
Project Outreach is NFA’s award-winning student volunteer organization. Student coordinators recruit and place volunteers for local social service agencies, area elementary schools and the NFA community. Project Outreach helps students, through a positive volunteer experience, become aware of today’s social issues, establish high self-esteem, and promote responsible decision skills.
To view the event flyer, click here.