Bethesda Center All Stars, formerly known as Take the Lead Winston-Salem, was a great success! Thank you for helping us celebrate our 30th year of serving people experiencing homelessness in Forsyth County! Congratulations to our top winners — Yuleidy Baldor & Zumba Latina, Erin Blakley & Jacob Felder, and Melanie & Todd Barbee!
The first HEROES FOR THE HOMELESS event was organized on September 23, 2013 to celebrate Bethesda’s 25 years of service to the community of Winston-Salem and to honor the volunteers and community leaders who work relentlessly to improve the lives of homeless individuals. In 2013, our honorees were Bethesda’s founders, Stimp Hawkins, Phoebe Satterwhite, Ann Canupp (in memory of John Canupp) and Helen Kennedy. Senator Richard Burr was the speaker at the event, and along with Mayor Allen Joines, presented the awards to the heroes. Since then, Heroes for the Homeless has continued to honor outstanding members of our community who champion the fight against homelessness and support the efforts that help to improve the lives of homeless men, women, and children in Forsyth county. Click here to Nominate a Hero Reserve your Seat at the Breakfast
SLEEP OUT WINSTON-SALEM is an exciting event created to spread awareness and raise funds to support men and women experiencing homelessness in Forsyth County. In November 2016, the event was held at BB&T Ballpark, and nearly 90 people attended throughout the evening. This event is particularly focused on engaging youth and college students in our community. During the event, guests will be able to better understand the many facets of homelessness through simulation activities. Registration for the event is available for individuals ($30 fee) and for groups of 5 – 20 people ($10 per group member). Registration includes entry at the Ball Park for the night plus access to activities planned for the evening. Click here to register and learn more: http://www.bethesdacenter.org/sleepoutws/