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Walk a Mile in Her Shoes

October 28, 2023

Walk a Mile Fundraiser – Saturday, Oct 28, 2023

For more than 40 years, the YWCA of Hawai`i Island has provided sexual assault support services for victims and survivors – women, men, girls, and boys ranging from age ninety to less than a year old. Our free, island-wide services include a 24-Hour Sexual Assault Crisis Hotline (808) 935-0677, a Medical Forensic Exam Program and counseling support for the survivor and family members. Last year alone, we responded to more than 2,150 crisis and support calls from or on behalf of victims of sexual violence.

Your support will make it possible to continue to offer these services and programs to the victims, survivors, and family members. Ours is the only resource available to them on Hawai‘i Island.

Walk to Support

Walk A Mile in Her Shoes is a fun-filled morning for the whole family with three fabulous ways to support YWCA and sexual assault survivors. This year’s event takes place from 7:30-10:30 am on Saturday, October 28th:

Register to Walk and Fundraise

in advance of the event to support our survivors (find instructions here). Then join us at 145 Ululani Street in Hilo for a fun morning starting at 7:30 on October 28th; prizes for most funds raised, best decorated shoes, judges choice and more.. For those of you who prefer low tech, you can download the Pledge Form here.



Donate to an individual that is participating to support victims of sexual violence, select the “DONATE” button on this page!


Sponsor the event:

When you become an event sponsor, you help make sure our YWCA team is there to help victims of sexual violence every day and make the 2023 Walk A Mile event the most successful yet. We also gratefully welcome donations of gift certificates or other prizes for walkers.

Download Event Flyer (PDF)


Thank you to our generous sponsors.

Mauna Kea Sponsors

Mauna Loa Sponsors

Hualālai Sponsors

Big Island Delights

Thank you for helping make sure the more than 2,000 people who need our help get it when it matters most with your support of the 2023 Walk A Mile on October 28.

For more information and to make your contribution, contact Kathleen at the YWCA Hawai‘i Island at 935-7141 ext. 102, email: or go to

The YWCA of Hawai`i Island thanks you for your time and  support. Please consider a direct donation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Click on the “Fundraise” button above, sign in to your YWCA account or create a new one.  It will then take you to our online fundraising platform.  Customize your fundraising page to tell your story and why YWCA is important to you.  SHARE SHARE SHARE your page on social media & with family and friends, no matter where they are.

Sure – please encourage folks to donate to your page however you see fit!  You are welcome to build your fundraising campaign around your personal goal for fundraising, miles walked or even if you plan on walking the whole month.  The footwear is up to you – walking to support survivors is the most important thing.

Teams are open to any size and collection of individuals.  Teams increase your ability to fundraise; teams can be a business, a family, group of friends, etc.  One person has to be the “captain” and create/claim the team page.  All individuals on a team must have their own fundraising page, and their individual total rolls up to the team page and total.  Teams will be competing for team category prizes; most funds raised, the bigger your team the better your chance to win!

Yes! Supporters can mail donations to YWCA at 145 Ululani Street, Hilo, HI 96720.  We will still credit this donation to your fundraising page to show your total amount raised.  Make sure they note Walk a Mile & your name/team on the memo line of the check.  Donations must be received at our office by October28th to count toward your total for prizes on the 29th.

Join us and register anyway, form a group and do your walk virtually.  If you want footwear for pictures, give us a call.  Please contact us a week or more before so we can arrange for pictures. Tell friends and family with social media so they can support you from wherever they are.

That’s totally fine.  We have people walk in all types of footwear.  Decorated slippers, tabbies, crocs, sneakers or just shoes.  The important thing is walking to raise awareness and support survivors of sex assault.  Use the link above to register.  If you decorate your shoes you’ll be eligible for the decorated shoe contests as well.


October 28, 2023
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