The 19th Annual Fannie Mae Walk for the Homeless is Saturday, November 18. This is a great opportunity for exercise and to raise funds and awareness for homelessness. It will take place on the National Mall, Washington, D.C., between 4th and 7th Streets, N.W.
Singer and songwriter Jewel will serve as the honorary chair of the 2006 Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Program and Walkathon. Jewel will bring a powerful and personal perspective when she speaks at the 2006 Help the Homeless Walkathon.
The Fannie Mae Foundation Help the Homeless Program raises awareness and funds for Washington metropolitan area organizations that are working to prevent and end homelessness, with an emphasis on programs that help homeless people return to independent living. The Help the Homeless Program also fosters volunteerism in service to the homeless and those at risk of becoming homeless.