Nonprofits Get Creative

In a YouTube video clip, a middle-aged man with brown hair demonstrates how he can recline on his sofa watching a baseball game and at the same time participate in an upcoming charity walk to raise funds for N Street Village, a women’s homeless shelter.

He’s virtual walking, he explains.

It’s a mechanism that mortgage giant Fannie Mae created last year for its annual Help the Homeless walk that allows supporters to contribute funds as a “walker” online, without really breaking a sweat. Last year’s walk raised $6.5 million for 118 nonprofits in the region — $300,000 of which went to N Street Village.

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