ROCHESTER HILLS, Mich. – After 11 successful years of the annual “Scare Away Hunger” event, Neighborhood House is continuing the beloved community-centered tradition… only this time with a twist! The 2021 event called the “Neighborhood Challenge to Scare Away Hunger,” encourages “neighborhoods” of families, friends, and coworkers to create a team, set a goal, and “FUN-raise” to support members of our community facing hardship. Kathy Losinski, Executive Director of Neighborhood House says, “The idea is to encourage and mobilize members of our community to come together in support of our neighbors in need.”
On Friday, August 13, at 4 p.m, Neighborhood House is hosting a Facebook Live “Kick-off event” to celebrate and recognize the event sponsors. The kick-off will be held at the Neighborhood House main office (1720 S. Livernois, Rochester Hills MI 48307). Joining us will be Edgardo Perez, long-distance runner and avid Neighborhood House supporter, to share why he continues to support the organization’s mission and what this means to him personally. Sponsors are cordially invited to join in on the festivities.
In August of 2020, Edgardo Perez attempted his most extensive race, which he named “100 Miles 4 Hunger.” With the encouragement of his neighbors, he set his goal to successfully run 100 miles within 24 hours while raising $5,000 to support the Neighborhood House. Not only did he achieve these enormous “feet”, but he is also now calling on his community to join him this fall. Edgardo says, “In the last 18 months we have all faced challenges and uncertainties. Coming together as a community will give us the opportunity to participate in three powerful ways: moving, donating, and supporting each other. Gather (with your neighbors), Move (any activity counts), Donate (to help those in need)!”
To learn more, and to register for the Neighborhood Challenge to Scare Away Hunger, visit https://www.raceentry.com/the-neighborhood-challenge/race-information. For questions please contact Shelby Klick, the Communications Coordinator at Shelby@ranh.org.
About Neighborhood House:
For over 50 years Neighborhood House has been serving the greater Rochester and Auburn Hills area. Since moving into their new facility in 2016, they have increased programs designed to expand opportunities for social and economic mobility. Neighborhood House focuses heavily on education and long-term self-sustainability, to serve even more of their neighbors in need. They provide rent and utility financial assistance, operate a Food Pantry and Clothes Closet, offer transportation services, provide counseling, facilitate many educational programs for families in need, and more. Last year, Neighborhood House’s programs helped over 3,000 households on their path from financial crisis to self-sustainability. You can follow Neighborhood House on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/NHsince1968/.
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