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    Babies Stroll thru Historic Leesburg to Support Homeless
    photoIn 2010, 283 men, women, children and babies participated in the 6th Annual Good Shepherd Alliance Walk for Shelter through historic Leesburg. Opportunities abound to bring your friends and family. Invite a group from your business, school, church or neighborhood. Wear your company or church T-shirt or display a company or church banner. “Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits” [Psalm 68:19]. Photo courtesy/ Marinda P. Wong.
    GSA 7th Annual Walk for Shelter

    A Family Event to Benefit Homeless Women and Families

    Mark Your Calendar Saturday, September 17, 2011

    Come walk with the GSA and participate in this very empowering, emotional and gratifying end of summer event experience.

    9:00 am Registration
    10:00 am Event begins

    One Mile Walk through Historic Downtown Leesburg Beginning at Douglass Community Center

    Special Family Activities to follow including Moon Bounces, Face Painting and Free Hot Dog Lunch

    Contact Good Shepherd Allaince (GSA) today for more information at 703-724-1555

    See GSA Walkathon website.

    Open the form in the website and make changes and save to your computer. Then email the form to GSA here. If you choose the online registration, please bring a signed waiver and sponsorship form to the event.

    Registration fees may be paid online here, at the WALKATHON or mailed in with registration forms.

    Join The Good Shepherd Alliance, Inc. (GSA) in our 7th Annual Walk for Shelter and celebrate with us our 28th year in meeting the needs of homeless and indigent persons in the Loudoun Community.

    Living in Northern Virginia, it's sometimes easy to forget that there are people living in this area who struggle without one of life's most basic necessities: affordable housing. This September, we here in Loudoun County will have the opportunity to be part of the solution to that problem. The GSA will be sponsoring the Walk for Shelter which will take participants through the historic section of Leesburg, Virginia. All proceeds will benefit the Loudoun homeless programs and services at the GSA shelters for women, children and families located in Purcellville and North Leesburg.

    Last year the Sixth Annual Homeless Walk for Shelter through historic Leesburg took place on Saturday, September 19. Sponsored by the GSA, the “Walk to Shelter Homeless” started at 10:00 a.m. at the Douglass School Pavilion on the corner of Sycolin Road and East Market Street. The 1.2 mile walk continued west on East Market to Loudoun Street, then on to King Street, through historic Leesburg, back to East Market then over to Harrison Street and back to Douglass School. 283 people walked in the event and GSA raised over $5,500 for homeless programs and to foster volunteerism in service to homeless and near homeless people. Broad Run School Board Member Bob Ohneiser and Congressman Frank Wolf’s Director of Outreach Mary Ann Cannon participated in the walk. Many pastors, church congregations and community organizations also walked.

    Opportunities abound to bring your friends and family. Public School and Home School groups are invited. Churches, youth pastors, Sunday school classes, civic organizations, MOMS Clubs, etc. are all invited. Invite a group from your business, school, church or neighborhood. Wear your company or church T-shirt or display a company or church banner. We want to show our community that we care and raise support for homeless programs and services in Loudoun County.

    "Blessed be the Lord, who daily loadeth us with benefits" [Psalm 68:19].


    photoThe large Good Shepherd Alliance walk for shelter crowd stops for a photo opportunity in front of the Loudoun Times Mirror office in September 2009. GSA is grateful to the Leesburg Town Council, Leesburg Police and Parks and Recreation for their cooperation and coordination of this event. We want to demonstrate to our local business community that we care and raise support for homeless programs and services in Loudoun County. Photo is courtesy of

    I can’t wait!  Last year was such a fun family event and I know it will be again this year.  Bring a blanket to spread for the free picnic to follow and enjoy the nice day with your family.  The children love the moon bounces and face painting!

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