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Saturday, October 16, 2010

2010 CROP Walk: Will You Join Us on 10/24?

2010 CROP Walk: Will You Join Us on 10/24?

Will you join us Next Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:30pm for the 2010 CROP WALK?

Emma and I are looking forward to next week's CROP WALK in Lincoln Park.  Will you join us?  It's a fun event and easy to walk for the whole family.  Plus, it's a chance to walk around mostly flat, sidewalked neighborhoods with friends and check out some pretty cool Halloween decorations.

If you check out the post I wrote last year for the event, CROP Hunger Walk in Lincoln Park, NJ on 10/25/09, you'll see a map of the walk itinerary.

The CROP Hunger walk was started in 1969. CROP Walk events are ecumenical, inter-faith, multi-cultural and all about local community, with 25% of the funds raised go to help hunger-fighting programs in local communities. "We walk because they walk" to find food and water.

[Note: the water angle brings to mind Blog Action Day 2010 which took place Friday 10/15/10 and focused on water. Here is my post on the subject: Blog Action Day: Water and AOC3.]

Here is a link to the document that Our Lady of the Magnificat has created about participating. Fill it out and return it to OLM Religious Education Office - which is open during the week from 9am to 3pm - by Wednesday, October 20, 2010.

Or, simply show up at St. Joseph's Church Hall in Lincoln Park on 10/24/10.

The form details that:
  • 2010 CROP Walk takes place: Sunday, October 24, 2010 at 1:30 P.M.
  • Arrive by 1pm so you can register at St. Joseph’s Church Hall in Lincoln Park on Comly Road.
  • The CROP walk, which is less than 2 miles, is sponsored by the Church World Service, an interfaith community organization that alleviates hunger at home and around the world. Contributions help this organization continue their services, such as providing resources for safe drinking water, purchasing field and garden seed for planting, and stocking food pantries. Twenty-five per cent of the contributions received at this walk go to local food pantries in our area.
  • You can help by walking, sponsoring a walker, or making a donation. Encourage others to participate, too!
According to Mary Ellen O'Connor Shyne, a group from Kinnelon High School will be participating.

Emma and I will be there and hope to see you, too, rain or shine! And, if you can't make it, you are most welcome to sponsor us :-).

Here are a few photos from last year's CROP Walk to help you with your decision.

CROP walkers have the streets of Lincoln Park to ourselves, including ambulance and police protection.
You will witness some of the coolest Halloween decorations ever.

Spooky - even in brilliant sunshine!

Happy CROP Walk 2010!
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