San Francisco CROP Hunger Walk

Join us for San Francisco's Interfaith Walk-A-Thon of the Year!

2012 San Francisco CROP Hunger Walk


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Date: Sunday, April 29, 2012

Time:  1:30PM Registration, 2:00PM Walk


Location:  Lake Merced (Meet at the Parking Circle - Sunset Blvd/Lake Merced Blvd - MUNI Bus #29)

Sign Up Online!

(Don't forget to join San Francisco in our Malaria Project this year by writing in "TBFF" as your intended agency!)

How do CROP Hunger Walk funds help locally?

Each "CROP" event committee selects local organizations serving the hunger needs of the local community to receive 25% of the money raised through the walk.  The 2012 San Francisco CROP Hunger Walk recipient will be the San Francisco Interfaith Winter Night Shelter 


How do CROP Hunger Walk funds help globally?

75% of the funds support International Development Aid in various ways:


This year, Church World Service and the San Francisco Interfaith Council are teaming up for the SF Walk to support the work of the Faiths Act In Sierra Leone Program, which aids in the prevention of malaria, a disease of poverty that affects half the world's population.  It is intricately linked with hunger and the cycle of poverty, and this partnership represents our holistic approach to tackling the UN Millenium Development Goals.

You can assist us in these efforts simply by having sponsors write the letters "TBFF" next to each individual donation on a written sponsor envelope, or by typing them in the "Alternate Agency" category on a .

Unspecified funds will automatically be donated at large to Church World Service, which are then used to:

  • Support sustainable self-help development projects - digging wells, providing tools and seeds, rebuilding homes, teaching trade skills through micro-enterprise loans;
  • Meet emergency needs, such as for survivors of the Central Valley freeze, floods, fires, and other natural and man-made disasters;
  • Aid refugees - providing hope for those from the Balkans, Afghanistan, Iran, Burma, Somalia, Sudan, Ukraine, Russia, Laos and Vietnam and other countries - resettling them in the U.S. through our regional affiliate offices;
  • Address the root causes of poverty and powerlessness
  • Designations may be made by sponsors to other humanitarian agencies on envelope and on request.

How do I participate?

  • WALK WITH US!  You need a sponsor envelope from your recruiter, or call to sign up as an individual walker.  Secure as many spnsors as possible, listing each person and pledge on your form or invite sponsors online. Checks should be made payable to : CWS/CROP, and sponsor forms (and money collected) should be turned in to the recruiter on WALK Day, or delivered to the Treasurer no later than November 5.
  • RECRUIT MORE WALKERS!  Invite and encourage your friends, neighbors, coworkers to walk with you. Many people want to help and will appreciate the chance to participate.
  • SPONSOR A WALKER!  If you are unable to walk, sponsor other people who are walking or get your employer to match your gift! Please be as generous as possible for this annual event for the hungry.
  • VOLUNTEER on the WALK COMMITTEE!  We can always use more hands, feet and energy; contact us for the upcoming meetings.
  • Have your employer/corporation sponsor the event! We accept matching gifts, in-kind donations, and sponsor donations to make this event possible. 

CWS Homepage | Regional Office Toll-free 888.CWS.CROP

Church World Service works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world.

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