Walking for Dreams on Sunday, May 20, 2018 fully funded Family Promise's AfterCare program, helping families retain housing in the most vulnerable two years after leaving shelter!

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Walking for Dreams on Sunday, May 20 was an incredible success, with $32,224 raised and 147 participating walkers from 16 congregations and teams.  This walk was Family Promise's second largest annual friend-and-fund raiser where supporters from congregations and companies join the staff and board for a leisurely family and pet walk (approximately a mile) along the downtown Central Canal in Indianapolis.  It was the only fundraiser dedicated to Family Promise's AfterCare program, which is up to two years of case management in a family's new home after they leave the Interfaith Hospitality Network shelter program.  Our sincere thanks to all who participated as a donor, walker, team leader, and more.

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There was a DJ, balloon animals, face-painting, and other fun activities for kids.  And all walkers received a free Family Promise T-shirt with the message "My Pastor Lets Me Sleep In Church" or "My Rabbi Lets Me Sleep In Temple."  Almost 20 other nonprofit agencies were represented with walk teams, as this is a collaborative walk organized by the Sycamore Foundation.  Family Promise had the honor of receiving the award for "Most Walkers" again in 2018, the second year in a row!

DONATE TO A REGISTERED WALKER (AND THEIR TEAM) HERE (the donation website is open until Friday, June 1)

FUNDRAISING CHALLENGE: First Mennonite Church repeated as the congregation walk team that raised the most funds by Sunday, May 20 at 2:00 p.m., and will benefit from the prize of their choice of a week of overnight hosts or a week of van drivers, compliments of the board and staff of Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis.  The event would also not have been successful without congregations like Old Bethel United Methodist Church who had 25 people walk to represent the organization!

FINAL PLACEMENTS (as of 2:00 p.m. on Sunday, May 20)

First Menno Walkers (First Mennonite) - $5,230.00 - 10 walkers *most $ raised*

Family Promise Board (FPGI Board) - $4,435.00 - 13 walkers

Day Center Dreamers (FPGI Staff & Family) - $4,336.00 - 18 walkers

CUMC 175th Pioneers (Castleton United Methodist) - $3,975.00 - 4 walkers

IHC Walkers (Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation) - $2,430.00 - 2 walkers

Old Bethel Tenderfoots 2.0 (Old Bethel United Methodist) - $2,160.00 - 25 walkers *most walkers*

St. Peter's Steps of Hope (St. Peter's United Church of Christ) - $1,478.00 - 19 walkers

ZUMC (Zionsville United Methodist) - $1,025.00 - 3 walkers

Meridian Street Marchers (Meridian Street United Methodist) - $860.00 - 8 walkers

Fishers UMC Fantastics (Fishers United Methodist) - $850.00 - 2 walkers

Northminster Striders (Northminster Presbyterian) - $755.00 - 7 walkers

 Cross & Crown (Cross & Crown Lutheran) - $585.00 - 8 walkers

Westview CC, Indianapolis - $370.00 - 2 walkers

Southport UMC (Southport United Methodist) - $300.00 - 6 walkers

New Bethel Sr. Walkers (New Bethel Missionary Baptist) - $135.00 - 18 walkers

Allisonville Christian Church - $100.00

Hope Angels - $50.00

Undesignated - $3,150.00 - 1 walker

TOTAL: $32,224 and 147 walkers!


House for Change - A great way to get kids involved with Walking for Dreams


 We offer Houses for Change boxes to any congregation, corporation, or family requesting them in coordination with our Walking for Dreams event.  But Houses for Change can also be utilized year round for any youth or children's group that wants to creatively support our mission.  These unique craft boxes can be decorated and used to collect donations.  Then bring your kids, youth group, Girl/Boy Scout troop, and more to the Family Promise Day Center for a tour and presentation about the need in the community and the impact the support will have. Contact Mike at 317-261-1562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the free undecorated boxes.  DOWNLOAD A FLIER ABOUT HOUSES FOR CHANGE HERE.


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