Since the inception of the Strides for Shelter 5K in 2016, the Foundation has returned $65,000 from the race proceeds to several worthy local beneficiaries:
2019: The Relatives to purchase a much-needed van to transport approximately 300 children on an annual basis to necessary appointments (medical, school, legal, etc.) - $25,000
2018: Men's Shelter of Charlotte to assist with the renovation costs at their Tryon Street shelter - $20,000
2017: A Child's Place to assist in addressing the needs of children experiencing homelessness in Charlotte (at a cost of $1,000 per year per child) - $15,000
2016: Urban Ministry and Housing First Charlotte to assist in building an apartment complex for people experiencing homelessness in Charlotte - $5,000
Proceeds from the 2021 Strides for Shelter 5K Run / Walk will benefit Hope House Foundation. The Hope House Foundation mission is to provide transitional housing and supportive services to women and children who are experiencing homelessness in Mecklenburg County in order for them to procure long-term housing and self-sufficiency.
Funds from the race will be specifically used to complete the renovation of the garage area to create a play/learning space that cultivates resilience in children experiencing family homelessness. This newly created space will expand the services being offered to include an enhanced learning environment with new books, toys, and education tools and equipment.
The Canopy Housing Foundation is the charitable, non-profit arm of the Canopy Realtor® Association. The Foundation strives to promote affordable homeownership, provide funding to create housing opportunities, and encourage volunteerism and philanthropic activities among its 120,000+ Realtor® members.