From Dennis Harkins, Director, Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race and 2.6 Mile Family Fun Walk

I want to answer some FAQ’s that I’m sure you all have as the event gets closer. 

The following is a speech given during our Volunteer Appreciation Event by Kerenne Paul, School on Wheels of Massachusetts student and recent college graduate:

Booker T. Washington once said “I have learned that success is to be measured not so much by the position that one has reached in life as by the obstacles which he has had to overcome while trying to succeed”.

This year, the Outrunning Homelessness 5K Road Race and 2.6 mile Family Fun Walk has an added attraction.
The MOMS Club of Easton is proudly sponsoring the Kid Corner at the 2014 Outrunning Homelessness 5K Race and Fun walk

The Kids Corner is free and will feature lots of fun and festive activities:

We were honored to have Professor Silver and his amazing students from his Sociology 202: Charitable Giving class at Framingham State University visit our operations center.  It is always a thrill to be in the presence of young adults who are involved in making a real difference in our society. 

As we officially turn 10 on April 20th, I wanted to share how your support is changing the lives of our students. In the past 10 years we have served over 1,700 children and helped 33 students enroll in college.

I still get goose bumps each time I share a story about one of our amazing kids!

There is no way we can begin to understand what our students have endured losing their home, sometimes their families, and their entire support system. Against all odds our kids are not only surviving, they are shining their light out into the world!

Last night at the Lousion Center, a 7th grade girl named Alisha, asked if the tutors get paid to come and help them. I explained to her that the tutors volunteer their time to come and work the students. She said, “Why would people volunteer their time to work with kids. I would never do that.” The tutor Alisha was working with told her why she volunteers her time but the 7th grader still did not understand why people would do that.

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