Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® has been a fundraising event facilitated in the community for over the last decade. The event has been postponed or cancelled for the last two years due to Covid-19. This year we will be resuming Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®. Historically, participants have met at a space such as Downtown Belleville, and Quinte West. This year we will be hosting the event on October 15th at the Quinte Mall.
Originally started in the US, this event has grown to may countries participating. Royal Lepage Pro Alliance started this event locally with Three Oaks participating in the National Yard Sale. Over the years we became more involved in the planning and eventually took over the running of the event.
Both men and women are encouraged to participate in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®. Men will be provided with a pair of red high-heels(or more age appropriate or comfortable style) to strut their stuff to raise awareness about violence against women. This year’s theme: Calling Out Violence Against Women. We are calling out this societal issue.
Women will walk in support of the men advocating and will contribute to raising awareness. Each individual who participates in Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® will be provided with a pledge sheet which they will use to record those who support the participants along with the amounts that they have pledged. 100% of funds collected by participants will go towards supporting Three Oaks Foundation and the women and children who access our services.
How do I get involved?
To get involved, participants will fill out a registration form, which can be found on this page. The general registration fee for each individual is $25 and $10 for students and can be paid in cash, E-Transfer to email@example.com, or by cheque. Forward the link to friends or family to ask if they would like to get involved, or to pledge you funds in support of this cause. The pledges will be recorded on a pledge sheet, which can also be downloaded on this page.
Event Location: Quinte Mall
Registration & Check-In: 9:00 am
Walk: 9:45 am
Closing Remarks: 10:30am
PLEASE EMAIL firstname.lastname@example.org to confirm your attendance!
The History Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®
Beginning in 2010, Royal LePage ProAlliance through the Royal LePage Shelter Foundation worked tirelessly to raise funds in support of Three Oaks Foundation through many events including Walk A Mile In Her Shoes®. In 2017, Three Oaks proudly to hosted our very own Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® and for the first time, the licence and rights to Walk A Mile In Her Shoes® belonged to Three Oaks. As the only shelter in Hastings and Prince Edward Counties mandated and funded by the Ministry of Community and Social Services to provide shelter and programs for women and their children fleeing their homes dues to domestic violence, Three Oaks relies on the support of our community each and every day to help us make this happen. In the words of Margaret Meade: “Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful committed citizens can change the world. Indeed it’s the only thing that ever has.”
Walk A Mile, 2017 in Downtown Belleville.