Thank you for visiting my Wilderness Heals fundraising page! I am very excited to be part of this year's event and I hope you will join me.
This is my 8th year supporting the Elizabeth Stone House and I am stepping back in as a Team Leader! I am really looking forward to this year's hike and to being more engaged again. The Elizabeth Stone House provides an unfortunate but necessary support in our community and they couldn't do it all without the money raised through this hike. Donations can be made right here on this page!
Elizabeth Stone House mission statement:
The Elizabeth Stone House partners with adult and child survivors of domestic violence and related trauma - mental illness, housing instability and substance misuse - to achieve safety, stability, and overall well-being, thereby contributing to the strength, resiliency, and health of the community we serve.
The hike brings together women from all over the area to support the Elizabeth Stone House. The goal is to build a community of hikers, along with their family and friends, that raise money for the Elizabeth Stone House.
The cost of the hike is covered by hiker registration fees and sponsors. This means that 100% of your donation goes directly to those in need. Here is how the donation value can make a difference:
$60 provides an individual with safe shelter for one night.
$100 gives a family in need one home visit and follow-up time to arrange services.
$150 gets an individual in shelter linens, blankets and a mattress cover.
$250 provides an individual with one month of scheduled service coordination and counseling on education, housing and employment.
$500 supplies all shelter residents with toiletries and personal hygiene supplies for one year.
$1000 covers the cost of a one-day family outing for 20 Stone House residents.
$2500 (my goal) pays for an instructor for 2 12 session sections of the Stone House financial literacy class.
Donations can be made right here on this page or via check (Made out to Elizabeth Stone House with "Ashley Kresl WH Donation" in the memo line) and mailed to:
Elizabeth Stone House
P.O. Box 300039
Jamaica Plain, MA 02130
I am grateful for your donations and for your help in spreading the word! Please reach out via email, phone or text if you have any questions! Thank you!!