Over 105,000 Chicagoans were homeless in a recent study[i]. A record turnout of supporters participated in the third annual 5k run/walk to end homelessness[ii] this past Sunday, July 14, 2013 in Chicago’s Douglas Park. Michael V. Favia ran with The John Marshall Law School team who ran and walked in Sunday’s heat and humidity to stomp out homelessness. Favia and other alumni from John Marshall frequently support causes that make Chicago a better place for everyone.
Michael V. Favia: “A great event for a great cause!”
A Safe Haven[iii] foundation hosted Sunday’s 5k run/walk event. A Safe Haven is “an organization dedicated to transforming lives from homelessness to self-sufficiency with pride and purpose.” The foundation hosts several events to engage volunteers, sponsors and community members who want to help battle homelessness. Upcoming events noted on the website include food pantry volunteer work involving inventory, clean up, bagging and distributing canned goods.
The foundation, established in 1994, uses a sustainable model to help with temporary housing, treatment and recover, education, job training and placement, employee retention and permanent housing. With a roof over your head and three square meals a day, A Safe Haven program graduates move on to help others. Many of the program participants are veterans and battle addiction, post-traumatic stress and other challenges. Fundraising events like the annual 5k run help put success in reach.
Sponsors of this year’s 5k run/walk included Chicago area media channels, businesses and law firms. Michael V. Favia, Immediate Past President of The John Marshall Law School Alumni Association, worked with current President, Hon. Regina Scannicchio, to co-sponsor The John Marshall Law School team of almost a dozen runners and walkers who beat the heat this past Sunday for such a worthy cause.
Michael V. Favia & Associates is active in supporting community events raising funds and awareness of the causes that affect friends and neighbors in the Chicago area and nationwide. Get in touch with the firm[iv] if you have an upcoming event and need a team of great Chicagoans who care enough about their friends and neighbors to show it with hard work.
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