Family Promise of Essex County's 2021 Walk for Change will take place Oct. 16 and 17 to raise funds for families experiencing or at risk for homelessness.

Team captains will lead groups on trails across Essex County with the goal of raising $10,000 through sponsorships, events sign-ups and donations.

"Please join us as a team captain and challenge at least 10 of your friends and family to walk with you to raise funds for families facing the crisis of homelessness. Your participation in our Walk for Change Event will show how much you care about struggling families, their children and the importance of home," Family Promise of Essex County executive director Tia Aery wrote in an announcement of the event. "At Family Promise we believe that every child should have a stable home and the opportunity to pursue their dreams. Please join us. Together we can help our neighbors in need."

Each registrants will receive a Family Promise of Essex County T-shirt. Children under the age of 12 do not need to register. Several events will happen leading up to the event, including multi-platform social media campaigns, Houses for Change and Kindness Rocks craft activities for families, poster and sign-making projects for walkers and scavenger hunts.

To register, visit the Family Promise of Essex County website at