Kansas City, Mo. - May 16, 2013 - Grantham University, an online education provider for working adults, announced its Bronze-level sponsorship of this year’s annual Hillcrest Walk for the Homeless. Grantham University will support the walks in Hillcrest’s Platte and Jackson County locations on Saturday, May 18. The Platte County walk starts at 8 a.m. at Zona Rosa. The Jackson County walk begins at 10 a.m. at Unity Village, Mo.

Hillcrest Transitional Housing offers homeless families, singles, and youth a disciplined educational program within a caring, supportive environment. According to Hillcrest, the average age of a homeless person in Missouri is seven years old. In its 27th year, the Hillcrest Walk for the Homeless raises funds to provide area families with furnished housing, life skills education, and support while they work toward self-sufficiency.

“After the devastation of Hurricane Katrina in 2005, Grantham University and its staff relocated to Kansas City. The community welcomed us by assisting with everything from housing and clothes to medical needs,” said Grantham University President Joseph McGrath. “We know what it’s like to need help making a transition. That’s why supporting the Hillcrest event is so important to us. No one, least of all a seven-year-old child, should be without a place to call home. Plus, the value that Hillcrest places on self-sufficiency through education is one that we wholeheartedly endorse at Grantham.”

The Hillcrest Walk for the Homeless is a family-friendly event open to adults, children and pets. To find out more about how to participate in or donate, visit www.hillcresttransitionalhousing.org/walk-for-the-homeless. To learn more about Grantham University and its online degree programs, visit www.grantham.edu or call 800-955-2527.

About Grantham University:

Established in 1951, Grantham University specializes in accredited online degree programs. Grantham’s online undergraduate and graduate degree programs include: Accounting, Business Administration, Criminal Justice, Computer Science, Engineering Technology, Allied Health, Information Technology, Medical Coding and Billing, Nursing, Human Resource Management and Business Intelligence. Accredited since 1961 by the Accrediting Commission of the Distance Education and Training Council, Grantham University has a distinguished record as a respected and accredited distance learning university spanning six decades of service to education.