Thank you to everyone that STEPPED UP to help end homelessness in San Diego on Oct. 27!

Over 300 walkers joined HomeAid San Diego October 27, 2019 on a 5k walk to help fight homelessness across San Diego county.
Presenting Sponsor AvalonBay Communities Senior VP, Deborah Coombs, speaks to SD based media KUSI about the importance of educational events like the HomeAid San Diego 5k walk on October 27, 2019
STEP UP 5K walk volunteers and participants pose near an art installation explaining the challenges facing the homeless in San Diego on October 27, 2019 at Mission Bay Park.

HomeAid San Diego’s inaugural event was a great success due to the generous support of our sponsors and registered walkers.  Our walk brought together over 300 people, 12 homeless service providers and over 7 commercial real estate companies to walk and figure out new ways to bring more permanent housing solutions to San Diego.  

In partnership with commercial real estate and NAIOP, exceeded its fundraising goal of $50,000 and has several projects underway and on the horizon to reduce the number of unsheltered homeless in San Diego county.

If you have further questions about this event or how to volunteerplease contact us at 

Event Press Release

Event Details

STEP UP! is a 5K walk out and back that features educational stations every ¼ mile that provide information about the dire issues facing over 8,000 men, women and children that live on the streets in San Diego County every night.  The stations highlight the good work being done by organizations in San Diego who help build shelters, housing, and provide basic human services.

Additionally, participants at the event meet up with local not for profit organizations that are helping the homeless in San Diego every day at the STEP UP! Pavilion.

Thank you to our event sponsors – Presenting Sponsor: Avalon Bay Communities, Premier Sponsor:  C&S Companies, NAIOP, Geocon, San Diego Union Tribune, Turner Construction, JPI, Inc, Pacific Western Bank, Buchalter, The UPS Store – Burke Jone Franchisee, and Chelsea Investment Corporation.

And great job to our event planning team at Tidal Event Consulting.

Interested in sponsoring or volunteering at a future event? Visit our contact us at 

Thank you to all of our Sponsors!

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