Our chapter decided to support Health Care for the Homeless as our charity for the Scientista Charity Challenge because of its efforts to help the community in which we live. "Health Care for the Homeless (HCH) works to prevent and end homelessness for vulnerable individuals and families by providing quality, integrated health care and promoting access to affordable housing and sustainable incomes through direct service, advocacy, and community engagement ... With strong public and private support, HCH is guided by a vision of a future without homelessness in which all Marylanders have access to comprehensive health care, affordable housing, and livable incomes."
At the 5k we directed runners throughout the course as they ran to raise money for Health Care for the Homeless (HCH). However, we wanted to support HCH in other ways as well.
In order to further support HCH’s goal, we decided to raise money for them while also participating in their shoe drive to collect shoes that would help protect their clients’ feet during the winter. We were able to donate multiple pairs of shoes, which were brought with us to the 5k.
Through bake sales and the help of generous donors, our fundraiser went extremely well. We were able to raise over $300 for HCH on our gofundme.com fundraising page.
- Anna Bellerive
Loyola Scientista Chapter Co-Director