1. Home
  2. /
  3. Walk for Homes

Walk for homes

Walk for homes

Walk for Homes – Join us for our Virtual Walk!
September 9 – 30
Challenge Yourself to Walk, Run or Roll (anytime, anywhere) 52 miles in 21 days. Do it your own way!

At a time when we are encouraged to stay home, many families in our communities are faced with living conditions that are unsafe, unhealthy, too crowded, have no outdoor space for their families to utilize, or are otherwise unaffordable. Local families hit hard by COVID-19 and its economic fallout are making impossible choices between healthy food, medicine, transportation and a safe, decent, affordable home.

Challenge yourself to Walk, Run or Roll 52 miles in 21 days!

Join the virtual Walk for Homes to raise awareness and funding for local families and veterans who urgently need an affordable home. Form a team or walk on your own. Ask your family and friends to sponsor you.

Because Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester has built 52 affordable homes with local families throughout Middlesex and Worcester Counties, we are challenging supporters to walk, run or roll 52 miles in 21 days. If you move just 6,200 steps a day (anytime, anywhere – every step counts) you’ll reach your goal.

You can do this from the safety of your home, or by practicing safe social distancing out of doors. The walk gives you many options to not only participate, but to fundraise to help us regain necessary momentum after the devastating effects the current health crisis has had on our ability to continue serving local families who need an affordable home.

We encourage each participant to raise $300 (or more!) by inviting family, friends and colleagues to support their effort. We’ll provide the fundraising platform and tools to make it easy, as well as access to the MoveSpring experience to make it fun and engaging. Participants will be able to sync their fitness device to track progress in the MoveSpring app, unlock milestones along the way, and connect virtually with other participants while making a difference in the lives of local families. Click here for fundraising tips!

Remember – every dollar you raise helps local children, women, families, and veterans to experience the safety and joy that living in a safe and affordable home provides. Please help – local families are counting on you! Click here to read our most recent Habitat homeowner stories. This is wonderful inspiration for why YOU are raising funds for our Walk for Homes event.

During our Walk for Homes event—each week we challenge you to be social! Snap a picture that captured the week's theme (listed below), tag @habitatmwgw in your post, and use our event hashtag #WalkforHomes.

Warm Up Week (week of September 2nd)
Photo Challenge: Capture a photo of your favorite view while out on your walk. Tag @habitatmwgw, and use our event hashtag #WalkforHomes.

Week One (week of September 9th)
Photo Challenge: Capture a photo while lacing up your favorite walking shoes. Some examples - sneakers, something silly, or construction boots that you might wear on one of our affordable home build sites. Tag @habitatmwgw, and use our event hashtag #WalkforHomes.

Week Two (week of September 16th)
Photo Challenge: Create a sign that explains why you are participating in Walk for Homes. Capture a photo while holding your sign! Tag @habitatmwgw, and use our event hashtag #WalkforHomes.

Week Three (week of September 23rd)
Photo Challenge: Capture a photo with your pet while participating in Walk for Homes–indoors or out! Tag @habitatmwgw, and use our event hashtag #WalkforHomes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I walk as an individual?

Absolutely! You do not need to be part of a team to participate. Each participant is encouraged to raise $300 or more! We provide the platform and resources to help make it easy. To register, click here!

Can I start a team?

Anyone can start a team, small or large. There are no limits on team size.  We encourage each team member to raise $300 or more. We provide the platform and resources to help make it easy.

To create a team, click here!

To view our guide to creating a team, click here.

Can I sponsor Walk for Homes?

If you are interested in sponsoring contact Deb Huegel, VP of Philanthropy at Deborah.Huegel@habitatmwgw.org or by calling (508)799-9259 x118.

Who can participate?

While we wish we could include everyone, due to age restrictions associated with the MoveSpring app, only those who are 18 or older can participate. We are happy to brainstorm other ways for younger participants to be involved with the Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester mission. 

What if I have more questions?

Contact Sara Costello at Sara.Costello@habitatmwgw.org or (508)799-9259 x107.

Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester complies with the U.S. policy for the achievement of equal housing opportunity throughout the nation. We support an affirmative advertising and marketing program in which there are no barriers to obtaining housing because of race, color, religion, sex, handicap, familial status, national origin, age, marital status, sexual orientation, or sources of income.

Privacy Policy | © Copyright 2020
Habitat for Humanity MetroWest/Greater Worcester
640 Lincoln Street, Suite 100, Worcester, MA 01605, 508-799-9259