Walkers help fight homelessness
 
Sunday's 11th Annual Walk to End Homelessness raised over $35,000 -- a new record!

Whether you walked, offered support or were with us in spirit, thank you for making it possible.

 
The 500+ walkers visited historic and community landmarks in New London and enjoyed music, poetry and dance.

Performers include the Shadai dancers from Church of the City, spoken word artists Marco Anthony Fabretti and Viri Villalva-Salas, drumming duo Mixed Blessings, Vox Cameli and the always-popular Raging Grannies. 
   
View video of the start of the Walk.

The Walk was organized by the Homeless Hospitality Center and Connecticut College.
   
Golden Street swings;
the Parade rocks


The East Coast Ramblers kicked things off with a special performance on Golden Street. The Walk ended with cookies and DJ James O'Grady of JPO Productions spinning tunes on the Parade Plaza.

The lead sponsor was Mohegan Sun. Yale New Haven Health/Lawrence + Memorial Hospital, the Waterford Group Charitable Foundation and St. Francis House also provided significant support.

Kevin Brown, chairman of the Mohegan Tribe, was one of the speakers at the start of the Walk.

"There's a basic important thing going on here," he said, "and that is, we're taking care of each other."

Walkers win prizes from The Garde, The Social, The Drunken Palette, CT Tigers, Bowerbird and others 

Three cheers for the walkers, and for the businesses providing prizes for those who raised the most support! Top walkers are:

Peggy Warnken, New London
Polly Sabo & Bird's Eye View, New London
Jim Grabowski, Old Lyme  

Other top walkers were Hilda Zeigler, Elaine Adams, Michael and Jean Roberson, and Boy Scout Troop 240 of East Lyme. Many thanks to the merchants who provided prizes. They are:

CT Tigers, Norwich
Flanders Fish Market, East Lyme
Fiddleheads, New London
Flavours of LIfe, New London
The Bowerbird, Old Lyme
RD86, New London
Garde Arts Center, New London 
The Social Bar + Kitchen, New London 
The Drunken Palette, New London 
Lyman Allyn Art Center, New London 
Hempsted Houses, New London 
Brigaid, New London 
Homeward Bound Treasures, New London 
Home Salon & Spa, Groton  
Tour our site on
State Pier Road 
 
Want to learn more about homelessness? Wondering how you can help?

Tour our site on State Pier Road in New London and find out! The next tours are:

Tuesday, May 15
Tuesday, June 12

Both tours start at 5:15 p.m. To reserve a spot, email info@nlhhc.org