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Mini-walk To Help the Homeless

Reston Interfaith kicked off its Help the Homeless program this year with a mini-walk Monday, Sept. 25, starting at the Laurel Learning Center in Reston.

Sponsored by Comstock Homes and the Giving Circle of HOPE, about 130 children who attend the center participated in the mini-walk through the trails near Lake Anne. South Lakes High School cheerleaders and other volunteers accompanied the children at the walk.

The Laurel Learning Center, a nationally accredited childcare center, provides low- to moderate-income families childcare programs.

Each year the Fannie Mae Foundation holds its national walkathon on the mall to help the homeless, which will be held Nov. 18. As part of the effort, Fannie Mae matches contributions of mini-walks held by area schools and organizations to benefit local agencies.

Reston Interfaith will hold its annual Mini Walk for the Homeless event Oct. 22 at 2 p.m. at the Embry Rucker Shelter. To register for that event, visit restoninterfaith.org.