26th Annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes

This event helps you better understand homelessness through the eyes of those who struggle with it first-hand. Participants walk together on a one-mile route through the Uptown neighborhood while listening to stories of women who have rebuilt their lives with Sarah's Circle's help.

Walk Alderman

 The 26th annual Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes
February 18, 2018
Truman College, 1145 W Wilson Ave
1:00 - 3:00 pm

On any given night in Chicago, there are approximately 2,800 single women who are experiencing homelessness. We believe that is 2,800 too many. With your generous participation, we will end homelessness and help these women find homes.

Add your name to receive updates for this year's Winter Walk: a Mile in Her Shoes as soon as they are available. Adding your name to the Winter Walk mailing list does not obligate you to attend the event. 

How to Participate

  • Fundraise with a Team - Fundraising on a team means that along with your own donation, you and a team of your friends help collect donations from each of your separate networks. All of the money raised by team members will go toward a collective team total. Teams can be formed with any group of people, your: friends, coworkers, church group, block club, sports team, Boy or Girl Scout Troop, sorority, or fraternity. The possibilities are endless! Just recruit people who will be willing to reach out to their own personal networks to help collect donations for your team.
  • Fundraise Solo - Fundraising solo means that along with your own donation, you help collect donations from your friends and family to support Sarah's Circle.
  • Make a Donation - Even if you do not create or join a fundraising team, we welcome your donation in honor of this event!
  • Attend the Event - We encourage everyone to attend this family-friendly event free of charge! You aren't required to donate or create a fundraising team to attend this event.


 Follow this link to Participate!



Team StarKid, led by Meredith Stepien, raised $8,738 from 339 donors from over 20 countries!

Walk StarKid

Watch the creative video Team StarKid made to promote their team! 

Team MacArthur led by Karen Hott

Walk Karen

The MacArthur Foundation matched employee donations made to the Winter Walk at a rate of 3:1, bringing their team total up to $13,985!

Solo fundraiser J. Breezer Rickey raised $6,025 thanks to dozens of caring friends and family. Breezer is a former Board President of Sarah's Circle  who has helped fundraise for this event for many years.

Walk Breezer

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Ways to Help

Please visit our Ways to Help page to learn more about the many ways you can directly impact the women of Sarah’s Circle.


Sarah’s Circle is a refuge for women who are homeless or in need of a safe space. By providing life necessities, housing, case management, clinical and social services, we encourage women to empower themselves by rebuilding both emotionally and physically; realizing their unique potential.

Sarah's Circle

4838 N. Sheridan Road
Chicago, IL 60640
Phone: 773-728-1991

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