Walk for Warmth
The annual Walk for Warmth will be held on February 25, 2017 at the various Capital Area Community Service locations in the Clinton, Eaton, Lansing, Rural Ingham and Shiawassee Counties. This program allows 100% of the donations to go towards heating assistance for families in need.
Walk for Warmth is a volunteer community effort to assist low-income families with their heat-related utility bills. WALKS are sponsored by Capital Area Community Services, Inc. (CACS), in the City of Lansing, Ingham, Eaton, Clinton, and Shiawassee Counties the fourth Saturday in February each year.
How Are Funds Raised?
Most funds are raised by individuals requesting pledge sheets from CACS and asking their friends to make pledges. Pledge donations of $5 or $10 add up quickly. Contributions can be made at any time by businesses, groups or individuals. Checks should be made payable to CACS Walk for Warmth and mailed to your local CACS Service ACCESS Center.
Many of our friends and neighbors are still struggling to meet their basic needs due to the lack of living wage jobs in our community. Although there are no immediate solutions available to resolve this crisis, you can help by joining us to raise funds to assist your friends and neighbors. The WALKS have helped many who would not otherwise have had assistance.
How Can You Help?
By agreeing to experience what it feels like to be COLD for one hour this Winter, you can help people in your Community so they do not have to be cold in their own homes.
Ask friends, neighbors and co-workers to walk with you or sponsor you in the next WALK.
Offer to be the “Designated Walker” for your company, church, organization or neighborhood.
Walk the 1 to 3 mile fixed route in the community nearest to you (Lansing, Charlotte, St. Johns, Mason, or Owosso).
How Are Funds Applied For?
Applications are available at any of the CACS Service ACCESS Centers or Senior Offices in the four county service area and the City of Lansing. Eligibility for utility assistance requires participation in an energy education workshop prior to payment.
Walk for Warmth funds will be used to assist with paying bills, for match to secure State and Federal funds, to provide Energy Education, and to provide referrals for Weatherization.
Here are the locations of the access centers:
Clinton County Service ACCESS Center
1001 S. Oakland Street
St. Johns, MI 48879
Eaton County Service ACCESS Center
1370 N. Clinton Trail
Charlotte, MI 48813
Lansing Service ACCESS Center
1301 Rensen Street
Lansing, MI 48910
Rural Ingham Service ACCESS Center
218 E. Maple Street
Mason, MI 48854
Shiawassee County Service ACCESS Center
1845 Corunna Avenue
Owosso, MI 48867