The Riverside Ending Homelessness Fund’s 5K Walk to End Homelessness will be held on Saturday, April 13, 2019 at Fairmount Park, located at 2601 Fairmount Blvd., Riverside, CA.
Our goal is to raise $35,000 dollars to provide individuals and families the items necessary to transition out of homelessness into permanent housing and obtain employment. Thanks to federal and state funded programs, some of these needs can be met, but often times, many of the most obvious needs are excluded like: refrigerators, beds, school text books and supplies, fees for testing and licensing, tools of the trade, work boots, tape measures, or kitchen tools for culinary occupations. In order to meet this goal we are requesting sponsorships from local businesses and support from individual community members.
To learn more about the Riverside Ending Homelessness Fund and programs provided by the City of Riverside’s Office of Homeless Solutions, please visit: https://riversideca.gov/homelesssolutions.
Author Todd Strasser will be present at the 6th Annual Walk to End Homelessness to discuss and sign copies of his new book “No Place.” The Walk will be held on Saturday, April 13, at Fairmount Park, located at 2601 Fairmount Blvd., Riverside CA. Strasser will be in the Riverside Public Library booth from 7 a.m.—10 a.m.
"No Place," is about Dan, the star pitcher for a high school baseball team. Colleges are recruiting the jock, teams are scouting him--everything should be perfect. But, life throws a curve ball when both of Dan’s parents lose their jobs, and the family’s home. The family becomes homeless, and move to Dignityville, a tent city designed to help the many homeless in the city. The circumstances lead to new challenges with his girlfriend, his friends, his teammates, and his own perspective on how the world works.
"No Place" invokes an often overlooked truth about homelessness--it can happen to anyone. So many things in life can give a sense of stability, such as income, family, and friends, but “No Place” puts the reader in the shoes of a teenage boy who finds that stability can be fleeting.
Strasser will also be at the Riverside Main Library at 3911 University Ave. to sign copies of the book beginning at 3 p.m. on April 13.