CROP Walk, October 2, 1016

Sunday, October 2nd at 1 PM
at Burgess Park along Burgess Drive, Menlo Park

CROP Walk team

We will again have education, music, and food to help nourish our bodies and minds at the event.

Thanks to all who came and those who supported them, we raised over $22,000 last year, up from $13,000 in 2014. Seventy-five percent of the money went to Church World Service or to relief agencies of your choice, and 25 % went to two local hunger fighting agencies. CWS accomplishes a lot with this money. For example, women in Kenya learn how to build their own sand dam so they don’t have to go so far to get water, disadvantaged minorities in Paraguay and Bolivia learn to grow kitchen gardens as small businesses, and gypsy children in Serbia finally get access to schooling.

To catch a glimpse of the impact you are making, check out CWS’s key projects in 2015-2016 on the NGO Aid Map:

I hope more of us from FBC can join in this walk.  It is a fun way to make an impact on fighting hunger, both locally and abroad.

Carolyn Shepard

CROP Hunger Walk October 4

CROP WalkFrom Carolyn Shepard-

Do you enjoy walking? Come join me and walk for a purpose on Sunday, Oct. 4 at 1:00 p.m. We meet at Burgess Park in Menlo Park for a one-mile walk, three-mile walk, or a five-mile run through a nice residential district.

The purpose is to raise money to fight hunger. Three fourths of the money raised goes to Church World Service. The remaining fourth goes to two local organizations that work with needy people in our area, namely the Ecumenical Hunger Project and Call Primrose in Burlingame.

To find out more about CROP walks and Church World Service you can go to their web site, . Or find out more about the San Francisco Peninsula CROP Walk.

In addition to walking, there will be food, an auction, a couple of bands, and a chance to meet like-minded people. Faith groups from Los Altos to Burlingame will be participating.

Contact me if you are interested in joining our team and I will give you a donation form to start collecting donations. Or, you can e-mail me, if you want to participate.

− Carolyn Shepard