2012 FIFTH ANNUAL FRIENDS OF THE POOR® WALK:
The Friends of the Poor® Walk is a unique National Fundraising effort organized nationally and locally by Councils and Conferences of the Society. It began in 2008 to celebrate the 175th anniversary of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. It allows community members from all walks of life across the country to participate in a simultaneous, nationwide event to raise national awareness of the challenges faced by the nation’s poor and to raise significant funds for use in direct service to the poor. Together we will raise funds to relieve poverty as you also help us raise awareness for the plight of the poor. All funds raised locally will be used locally.
WHERE: St. Joseph Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017
WHEN: Sept, 29, 2012
8:30 ........... Mass
9:00 ........... Onsite Registration, Silent auction, Raffle Ticket Sales
9:45 ........... Bishop Vann Special Blessings for the Walkers and those present,
10:00 ......... Start of walk.
11:00 ..........Silent Auction ends / Raffle Drawing
REGISTER ON LINE: CLICK HERE to visit their website. Click on "Walkers" on the leftside of the screen, then click on "Become a Walker". Ensure you choose "Texas" on the drawdown box. Follow the online registration instructions. After you have completed the online form, an e-mail will be sent to you and the event coordinator for St. Joseph Catholic Church.
CONTACTS: Marcela Miranda at email@example.com or Rozanne Veeser at firstname.lastname@example.org
Note: When you donate to a Walker, your donation will go to the SVDP conference of which he is a member.
There is no registration fee; however, walkers are encouraged to make a personal monetary donation and to collect pledges from supporters. All walkers will receive a free T-shirts until we run out.
Where do the proceeds go? All proceeds directly benefit people in the communities where the money is raised and there are no administrative fees associated with the event. All money raised is applied to a wide range of assistance to the needy and those living in poverty, including: housing assistance, disaster relief, job training and placement, food pantries and dining halls, clothing, transportation and utility costs, care for the elderly and medicine.
A WALK FOR THE POOR is a ‘cradle’ with His love,
the unspoken languages of our souls,
as we thank Him for the bounty and the blessings in our lives.
A walk for the poor is a ‘journey’ full of His hope and love,
as we embrace the poor in humanity bringing light and life’s beauty.
Oh, my Lord, the Giver of all, I humbly offer Thee...
I beseech, abide in me, and let me walk for the poor tirelessly. by