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Friends of the Poor Walk

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run: A Step Towards Eliminating Poverty

Friends of the Poor Walk/Run: A Step Towards Eliminating Poverty 800 533 SVDP USA

Now in its 14th year, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is an annual event that provides local Vincentian Conferences and Councils with an opportunity to raise funds and awareness to support neighbors in need. This year’s event will be held on Saturday, September 25, 2021.

The nationwide event raises awareness of the challenges faced by neighbors in need. At over 200 Walk locations across the country, more than 20,000 Vincentians, parishioners, families, and friends join together to support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul. Annually, over $3.4 million is raised each year.

Benefits of Hosting a Walk

While many Conferences and Councils are avid supporters of the Walk, others may be new to the program. Here are some of the benefits of hosting a Friends of the Poor Walk/Run:

  • Generating funds for direct service to people living in poverty in your community.
  • Increasing awareness regarding the challenges faced by neighbors in need.
  • Enhancing visibility and reputation of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul.
  • Involving your parish, neighbors, and friends, family, and community in helping men, women and children in need in your area.
  • Cultivating new and existing members and donors.

Says Nathan Martin, who manages the program nationally, “The National Friends of the Poor Walk is an excellent way to raise awareness of the issues surrounding poverty, while at the same time raising money to help neighbors in need.”

To learn more about the Friends of the Poor® Walk Program, please contact National Director of Fundraising Programs Nathan Martin by emailing him at the link above, or by calling (314) 576-3993 ext. 218. Or visit the Walk website: www.fopwalk.org/

Midyear Virtual Meeting

Midyear and Business Meeting Registration Now Open!

Midyear and Business Meeting Registration Now Open! 2560 1920 SVDP USA

Registration for the National Council of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s 2021 Virtual Midyear and Business Meeting is now open!

This year’s agenda includes a spiritual retreat, workshops, Board of Directors meeting, business meeting, training from Disaster Services Corporation, and Stores program, as well as a special event presentation and Virtual Vendor Showcase.

The Virtual Midyear program begins March 3 and ends March 6, but we’ll have a special presentation showcasing the Vincentian Heritage Tour on Sunday, March 7 at 3:00 PM CENTRAL. We hope you’ll join us!

To register, click here.

Vendors/Suppliers

Don’t miss this opportunity to be a part of our 2021 Midyear Virtual Vendor Showcase! Promote your products & services in a pre-recorded video, and chat with Vincentians in a Q&A follow-up session. Click here to get your Vendor Prospectus Form and see all the benefits of exhibiting!

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