Jewish Family Services hosts annual fundraising walk in Ann Arbor in October

ANN ARBOR – Jewish Family Services will hold its second annual “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” fundraising walk on Sunday, October 9.

The non-profit organization, which serves the elderly, refugees, community members in need of psychological support and families facing food insecurity, encourages walk participants to reflect on the challenges its clients face. are faced every day.

Anyone can participate in the event and registration is free. Participants are encouraged to ask family and friends to sponsor their walk. A virtual walk option is available for those unable to attend the event in person.


  • 9 am – Check-in at Burns Park Elementary parking lot.

  • 10am – The walk begins. The walk will start at the school and go around the sidewalk bordering the park before returning to the starting point.

  • 10.15am-12.30pm – After-ride party with activities, prizes and refreshments. in the parking lot of Burns Park Elementary School.

To register click here.

According to the event’s website, supporting funds raised by participants in this year’s walk will help JFS support people who are:

  • Experiencing life transitions accompanied by fears and uncertainties.

  • Struggling with mental health issues and their place in the world.

  • Seeking financial independence for themselves and their families.

  • Setting foot in a foreign country often with no one to call family or friends.

  • Caring for aging parents with little or no time to care for themselves.

  • Need transportation to connect them to necessary medical care.

  • Lacking basic food to nourish their body and soul.

To learn more about the services offered by JFS, visit

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