Walk of the Holy Family Review!
Chestnut Hill Congregations Walk for
PIHN’s Prevention Program
This past week, 6 Chestnut Hill congregations came together for a fundraising walk along Germantown Avenue to commemorate “Las Posadas”, a Central/South American pre Christmas celebration that reenacts the journey of Mary and Joseph seeking shelter for Mary to birth her baby. The walkers make multiple stops asking for shelter and at very stop, they are turned away, drawing parallels to the experience of many families today, who seek an affordable place to live.
The candlelit walk successfully raised over $15,000 for our homelessness prevention fund, paying back rents and housing deposits for families at risk of homelessness. We’re grateful to the sponsoring congregations including:
- Christ Ascension Lutheran Church
- Church of St. Martin-in-the-Fields
- Cresheim Valley Church
- Our Mother of Consolation Roman Catholic Church
- The Presbyterian Church of Chestnut Hill
- St. Paul’s Episcopal Church
…and the many community members who participated and contributed to this meaningful pre-holiday celebration.
Our hope is that this Walk will become an annual tradition among the Christian congregations of Northwest Philadelphia. Thanks for ALL you do, and for sharing a great first year with Las Posadas!