About the Maine Hike for the Homeless
A tradition on the Bangor Waterfront for 23 years!
Too many people are homeless in our community. Join us in making a difference. Together we can tell homelessness to take a hike in our region!
The 23rd Annual Hike for the Homeless is a walk to advocate for people experiencing homelessness and a fundraiser for Bangor Area Homeless Shelter. This event brings people together to help provide funding for resources that will benefit the homeless population. On April 7,2018, hikers will gather in four communities-- Bangor, Brewer, Hermon and Hampden- to walk together, uniting at the Bangor Waterfront. We welcome families, individuals, organizations and groups from schools, churches, businesses, and clubs to take part. It is sure to be an inspiring, meaningful and fun day!
Over the past year the Bangor Area Homeless Shelter provided a clean, safe place to stay, a hot meal, and other supportive services to those in need. We are able to continue to provide for homeless and at-risk individuals because of your support.
The Shelter is open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year. Twenty-one full and part- time staff, along with scores of volunteers, work to provide shelter, crisis intervention, hot meals, and a safe environment. Currently 87% of the people that stay at the shelter have a mental illness, chronic addiction and/or medical issues. The Shelter provides important connections to a host of services, including medical and psychiatric care.
State and Federal homeless funding provides just 29% of the Shelter's budget of nearly $800,000. Donations allow the shelter to stay open and provide greatly needed services. All of the money raised at the Hike supports the homeless right here in the greater Bangor Area.
While a donation is not required to participate in the hike, we encourage participants to collect pledges. Download a pledge form here and challenge your friends, family or co-workers. If everyone does a little, together we can accomplish a lot!
Click here to register! Don't want to pay online? Download the form and mail a check to BAHS.
The 2017 Hike was sponsored by: