Family Promise Metrowest (FPM), a local nonprofit organization dedicated to helping families facing homelessness, is hosting its 11th annual Walk to End Homelessness event on a new day and time—Sunday, April 5th at 12:30pm at the Natick High School.

Bring your family, friends, colleagues, and dogs for a 5K walk through Natick Center to help raise homelessness awareness in the greater Boston area. Come early to enjoy lunch with Montillo’s wood burning pizza truck, face painting and balloon art from YMCA Framingham, and fun and games from Apex Entertainment.

One out of five people experiencing homelessness is a child. FPM’s mission is to transform the lives of families with children facing homelessness by mobilizing local communities to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. This event raises funds for programming that supports families on their path to sustainable employment and housing.

“Amidst all the fun and games, this event really matters,” said Sue Crossley, Executive Director of FPM. “It’s one of our biggest fundraisers of the year, bringing in over 25% of our annual program budget and significantly impacting the lives of the families we serve.”

FPM’s Walk to End Homelessness will start at 12:30pm on Sunday, April 5th, rain or shine, at 15 West Street in Natick.  The first 400 registrants will receive a t-shirt. For every $100 raised, walkers will receive a raffle ticket for fun prizes like Red Sox tickets and gift cards.

Register now and start fundraising as an individual or team at

This event is made possible by many generous local businesses and sponsors including WROR Radio, R.W. Holmes Commercial Real Estate, Beth Israel Deaconess Hospital Needham, Needham Bank, Commonwealth Financial, Eastern Bank, The Village Bank, and MapleMama Beverages.

With 50 local congregations, 3000 volunteers, and support from the community, Family Promise Metrowest is making a difference in addressing the issue of family homelessness. By providing resources and encouragement and addressing barriers, families bring themselves out of homelessness and into a life where they can sustain themselves and their children. For more information, visit