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Trish Karter Riding 1,500 Miles

Dancing Deer Ride

On the occasion of Dancing Deer’s 15th anniversary, Chief Deer and SVN Board Member Trish Karter is taking the company’s double bottom line mission on the road. On April 22nd, Trish will begin a 15-day, 1,500-mile journey arriving home for Mother’s Day taking her from Atlanta to Boston. She’ll stay at homeless shelters and bring the Deers’ tradition of Gingerbread house-making, engage the public in a conversation about how to end homelessness, and stop at the Capitol Steps to call on Washington to make ending homelessness a priority.

Through her advocacy work and Dancing Deer’s partnership with the Boston-based nonprofit, One Family, Trish has seen many families wrestle with the challenges of homelessness over the years. Since 2001, Dancing Deer has donated 35% of the revenues from its Sweet Home Product line to fund scholarships for homeless mothers in Massachusetts to continue their education as a pathway to self-sufficiency. The One Family Scholars program, created in 2002 by the Paul and Phyllis Fireman Foundation, currently provides 125 formerly homeless and at-risk moms in Massachusetts with flexible funding, mentoring, leadership training, and a range of other supports that enable them to pursue careers that earn enough to support their children, with proven results: no graduate of the program has ever returned to shelter.

Learn more and follow Trish at: Best wishes on your incredible ride!

April 15, 2009 at 12:37 am Leave a comment

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