Human Relations News

The Human Relations Department is sponsoring its 4th annual March for Homeless Children as part of the Winston-Salem Holiday Parade on Saturday evening, December 2.

The march will raise awareness for the plight of homeless children, said Wanda Allen-Abraha, the human relations director. "Nationwide, there are lots of programs for the homeless, but most are aimed at homeless adults," Allen-Abraha said. "A lot of people don’t realize that on any given night there are homeless children in Forsyth County."

This is the second year the march has been incorporated into the Holiday Parade. "Last year people showed up along the parade route with donations of money or clothing," Allen-Abraha said. "This year representatives of Project Hope (a program offered by the Winston-Salem Forsyth County Schools that addresses the needs of homeless children and their families) will be on hand to accept any donations."

Residents interested in participating in the march to show their support for homeless children should meet at Fourth and Spruce streets at 5 p.m.

The March for Homeless Children is part of the Human Relations Department’s fair housing outreach program, which educates the public about fair housing laws and the need for affordable housing to prevent homelessness.

For more information call the Human Relations Department at 727-2429.

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