St. Joseph the Worker Hosts 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless

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St. Joseph the Worker, a Phoenix non-profit dedicated to helping homeless become self-sufficient, will hold its 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless on March 6, 2010.

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By supporting Hike for the Homeless, each of the participants and sponsors has a direct and positive impact on homeless individuals seeking self-sufficiency

St. Joseph the Worker will hold its 12th Annual Hike for the Homeless on March 6, 2010.

What: St. Joseph the Worker’s 12th annual Hike for the Homeless presented by Rancho Solano Preparatory School

When: Saturday, March 6, 2010
7:30 a.m. for long hike (6 miles)
9 a.m. for short hikes (½ and 2 miles)

Where: Estrella Mountain Regional Park – Ramada 5 (14805 W. Vineyard Ave. in Goodyear, Ariz.)

Registration: By March 1, registration is $25 ($15 student rate) and is available online at
http://www.hikeforthehomeless.org. After March 1, registration is $30 ($20 student rate) and is payable at the event.

Highlights of the hike include:
-98.7 The Peak music and fun!
-T-shirts for those who pre-register by March 1
-St. Joseph the Worker clients will be on-hand to tell their stories
-Breakfast Burritos
-Raffle prizes including sports tickets, REI hiking gear and much more

From the Executive Director:
“By supporting Hike for the Homeless, each of the participants and sponsors has a direct and positive impact on homeless individuals seeking self-sufficiency,” said Amy Caffarello, executive director, St. Joseph the Worker. “We hope community members will come out and meet St. Joseph the Worker's staff and clients at the hike, or visit our Web site to learn more about the unique services St. Joseph the Worker provides.”

“People often take for granted the basic resources needed to find a job. A telephone, address, computer, clothing, tools and transportation—these are things St. Joseph the Worker provides its clients from funds raised at events like Hike for the Homeless,” adds Caffarello. “A donation of just $27.50 can guarantee work-related transportation for one of our clients for an entire month. If hiking isn’t for you, please visit http://www.sjwjobs.org for a list of volunteer opportunities that are available.”

About St. Joseph the Worker:
St. Joseph the Worker, a privately-funded non-profit, hopes to raise $75,000 during its Hike for the Homeless. It will use all of the proceeds to operate its employment service for homeless, low-income and other disadvantaged individuals in Phoenix. St. Joseph the Worker has been serving the Phoenix area for more than 20 years and heavily relies on support from the community.

Sponsors of Hike for the Homeless: Rancho Solano Preparatory School, Standard Pacific Homes, Cox Communications, Scottsdale Insurance Company, KPKX - 98.7 The Peak, St. Patrick Catholic Community, Augspurger Komm Engineering, Inc., Community Medical Services, Snell & Wilmer, Bonnett Fairbourn Friedman & Balint, P.C., Edward Jones, Jones, Skelton & Hochuli, P.L.C., The Jirani Project, the Pfeiff family, Ryley, Carlock and Applewhite PA, Maricopa County Parks and Recreation Department, REI, Blue Media, Canyon Communications, Desert Sky Software, Greenway Print Solutions, Prisma Graphic, Notre Dame Club of Phoenix, Sundt Foundation, Shadow Mountain High School, Job Brokers, Inc., Brophy College Preparatory and Xavier College Preparatory

Concert:
For those who prefer live music over hiking, St. Joseph the Worker will benefit from the third annual feeney/winthrop concert. The concert will be held on March 27, 2010 at 7 p.m. at Xavier College Preparatory’s Performing Arts Center in Phoenix. The suggested donation for a ticket is $15. Tickets are available online at http://www.sjwjobs.org or by contacting Molly at 602-417-9854 x3465.

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