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Dear Street Sense Supporters, As you may know, The Fannie Mae Help the Homeless Walkathon is fast approaching, and we're excited about participating. We are proud to walk in partnership with four area organizations. If you haven’t already done so, please remember to sign up for the November 20 walkathon at the National Mall. This event raises money that goes directly to help those affected by homelessness in the Washington, D.C. area, and it is such a great way to show our support for the cause. As Street Sense is not a direct beneficiary, we are walking on behalf of our partners: DC Central Kitchen, Miriam’s Kitchen, Back On My Feet, and Sasha Bruce Youthwork. I strongly encourage you to sign up to choose one of these wonderful organizations to support that day. Please pass this information on to your friends and colleagues. Read on for information on each organization: Help support DC Central Kitchen’s innovative approach to ending hunger and homelessness through its Culinary Job Training program, its Fresh Start Catering company, and its First Helping Homeless Outreach program. With every dollar, Miriam’s Kitchen can prepare a healthy, homemade meal for our guests. That means your registration fee will help us provide meals for 25 of our guests! You can enjoy a nice morning with fellow volunteers (and maybe friends and family too!) on the Mall. We will even meet before the walk for a brief street yoga session and some tasty breakfast treats made by our bakers. If we recruit 1,100 people to walk with us, we’ll receive an extra check for $20,000! Help Back On My Feet meet their GOAL of 3,000 WALKERS (there's a big bonus for hitting that goal!) to walk on behalf of BOMF during the event at the National Mall on Saturday, November 20, 2010, in a separately organized mini-walk, or as a virtual walker. Stay tuned for more information on its post-walk Thanksgiving turkey picnic! 100 percent of ALL registration fees and sponsorship contributions benefit Back On My Feet! The mission of Sasha Bruce Youthwork is to improve the lives of runaway, homeless, abused, and neglected and at-risk youth and their families in the Washington area. We achieve this by providing shelter, counseling, life skills training and positive youth development activities to approximately 1,500 youth and 5,000 family members each year. Sasha Bruce Youthwork seeks to support and empower vulnerable young people and families by building on the strengths of each young person and family. Through its 16 different programs, SBY works to provide youth with the tools they need to curb high-risk behaviors, stabilize their living situations, and lead meaningful and productive lives. Amy C. Vokes Community Development and Program Manager

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