17th Annual Walk for Warmth
Saturday, February 23, 2013
9:00 am – 12:00 pm Westland Shopping Center (35000 W. Warren)
The Walk for Warmth is the agency’s largest fundraising event dedicated to supporting the thousands of local families in need of emergency utility assistance during the cold winter months. Over 400 individuals will come together in 2013 to raise money, spread awareness and walk to support families truly in need of assistance.
Wayne Metro receives thousands of calls each winter and the demand for emergency utility assistance continues to rise. Without Walk for Warmth funds, families may be turned away during their greatest time of need. Families and children are counting on us – and YOU CAN HELP!
After the Walk is over, you can still support our efforts as you eat lunch at Olgas! Bring in the 2013 Walk for Warmth – Olgas Fundraising Flyer in with you on February 23rd (all day!) and a portion of your bill will support the Walk for Warmth!
WAYS YOU CAN HELP:
Come out and join us. Collect pledges using our 2013 Walk for Warmth – Pledge Sheet or Create a Customized Fundraising Page and raise pledges online. Walkers are asked for a minimum $15 donation and the first 300 walkers receive a Walk for Warmth t-shirt at the event.
2. Captain a Team of Walkers:
Gather your family, friends and co-workers to form a Walk Team. Team awards are given for youth and adult teams in 4 categories:
Best Team Name
Most Team Spirit
M ost Pledges Raised
Biggest Team of Walkers
Competition for Team Awards is fierce – be prepared! Register your team by completing the 2013 Walk for Warmth – Team Registration Form today and start planning!
3. Make a Corporate of In-Kind Donation:
Review our 2013 Walk for Warmth – Sponsorship Packet for more information on sponsorship and recognition levels!
4. Become a Warm-A-Heart Campaign Partner:
Warm-A-Heart Partners can help by selling $1 Walk Hearts and displaying them in their storefronts, bulletin boards, etc.
5. Get your School or Workplace Involved:
Fundraisers can be small and easy! Coordinate a casual dress day for $1, a bake sale or penny drive. Be creative! Every dollar counts!
HONORARY EVENT CHAIRS:
Wayne Metro is pleased to have the support of four Honorary Walk Chairs in 2013!
Dave Rexroth, WXYZ-TV Meteorologist
Keenan Smith- WXYZ-TV
William R. Wild, City of Westland
Robert Ficano, Wayne County Chief Executive
For more information on supporting the Walk for Warmth or participating in the event, please contact Erin Southward at (734) 246-2280 ext. 123.
Additional Pictures from the event can be found on Wayne Metro’s Facebook Page: