6th Annual Linda’s Walk Benefit for St. Clare Inn

10931153_397969370404918_6033598284953155553_nThe Annual Linda’s Walk began in 2010 and is the largest fund raiser supporting St. Clare Inn, a transitional home where homeless women (aged 30-60), with mental health issues, where they find community, care, shelter, and support in their healing journey.  The walk is named in honor of  Linda Houston, who suffered from paranoid schizophrenia and who died of a heart attack, alone and homeless, in 1997. The people and the friars of the Franciscan Church of St. Bonaventure, who often helped her out with some money and food, were moved by her tragic life circumstance and her resulting death. In 2007, St. Clare Inn was established by the Friends of Saint Francis, a group of dedicated professional lay men and women, along with our area friars. It operates under the direction of Executive Director, Friar Tom Purcell, OFM Conv. In its 6th year, Linda’s Walk 2015, an easy 5k walk through the area neighborhood, will be held on Saturday, August 15, 2015, from 9:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. All funds raised will support the work of St. Clare Inn. Online Registration.
If you are not from the Toronto, Ontario area, you can still help the support the work of St. Clare Inn via a credit card donation online or by calling 416-690-0330. You can also mail donations to St. Clare Inn, c/o Friends of Saint Francis, Inc., 1300 Leslie Street, Toronto, ON M3C 2K9, Canada.