A 3-mile walk and activities on the Beltline Saturday morning provide an opportunity to support women and girls around the world.
For the second year, CARE will host “Walk in Her Shoes” to give participants a sense of what it’s like to be a woman or girl in a developing world, according to news release from the local Atlanta organization. CARE helps to fight poverty in over 90 countries by working to empower woman and girls.
Some of the activities for Saturdays event include bucket races – racing while carrying large buckets of water to remind participants that many girls have to walk miles just to bring water home to their families.
To learn about savings groups that pool resources and provide small loans to each other, attendees can decorate “lockboxes” similar to the ones women use to store the money from those groups.
Participants can also write messages to Syrian refuges that CARE supports and petition legislators to increase humanitarian aid efforts.
The event kicks off at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday at the grassy area between the Masquerade and the Ponce City Market.
Speakers such as Michelle Nunn, CARE’s president and CEO; Brenda Wood, senior news anchor 11 Alive; Chef Asha Gomez, and Kwanzaa Hall, Atlanta City Council Member, will participate in the program.
The 3-mile walk along the Beltline begins in the same area at 11:30 a.m. It is family- and stroller-friendly.