The Friends of the Poor® Walk is a unique national fundraising effort organized nationally and locally by Councils and Conferences of the Society. 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. All funds raised locally will be used locally.
WHERE: St Joseph’s Catholic Church, 1927 SW Green Oaks Blvd, Arlington, TX 76017
WHEN: Saturday, September 24, 2011
8:15 a.m. Mass
REGISTER ON LINE: click here
9:00 Registration/Silent Auction Opens
9:45 Bishop Vann gives Blessing at Starting Line
10:00 Walk Begins; 1.5 miles
11:30 Silent Auction Ends
There is no registration fee; however, walkers are encouraged to make a personal monetary donation and to collect pledges from supporters.
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.