WALK A MILE IN HER HONOR
The 2016-17 Walk A MILE IN HER HONOR will kick off on September 24 from 8:00am-Noon in Hollywood, SC on the Baptist Hill High School Track.
October 15, 2016 Atlanta,GA
April 15, 2017 Charlotte.NC
By committing to Walk with us, you are directly helping to support the formation of the Leen On Bee Single Moms Transitional House. In the United States, more than 80.6 percent of single parents are mothers. Among them, 45 percent are divorced or separated, 1.7 percent are widowed, while 34 percent never have been married, according to Census Bureau statistics from 2013. One of the many consequences of being a child of a single parent is that the child is more likely to be born into poverty and remain there. Today, 1 in 4 children under the age of 18, a total of about 17.4 million, are being raised without a father and nearly half (45 percent) live below the poverty line, according to the Single Mother Guide. It is vital that we stand up and do something. In fact, single mothers are more likely to be poor than married couples. The poverty rate for single-mother families in 2013 was 39.6%, nearly five times more than the rate (7.6%) for married-couple families. More than half (51.9%) live in extreme poverty with incomes below half of the federal poverty level— about $9,900 for a family of three. This translates into a weekly family budget of about $200.
Your participation in this event will aid The DO YOU Enrichment Center and La Femme in being able to provide a safe place for single moms and their kids while “transitioning” from poverty to self sufficency.
It is your voice stating loud and clear that you “STAND WITH US IN HONOR OF SINGLE MOMS”! Take advantage of our early bird registration of $25 http://bit.ly/walkamileinherhonor ending September 20,2016. At the gate the price will be $30 for late registrations. Hope to see you there!
Who are you walking in honor of?