It is with a heavy heart that we announce the news that Boulder CROP Walk founder Virginia McConnell passed away peacefully at her home surrounded by family August 21st. She was a long time Hunger Advocate who also worked tirelessly for children’s rights both in Colorado and in many parts of the world. You can read her touching obituary here.
We echo the sentiment of her daughter Calli McConnell who said, “We will miss her so but am forever grateful for the full well-lived life she had.” Amen.
Recruiter meeting Monday, August 15th 7pm
The date has been set for this year’s informational recruiter meeting. We are set to gather on Monday, August 15th at 7pm at the Heart of Longmont (350 11th Avenue, Longmont). Materials, route information and more will be available at that time along with as answers to as many questions as we can muster!
Please join us!
2016 CROP Walk Date Set
We are happy to announce that the Boulder County Crop Hunger walk will be held Sunday, October 16th at Heart of Longmont Church, 350 11th Avenue, Longmont. Walk Starts at 2:00 with Registration at 1:30.
Planning is underway, and the August recruiter meeting date will be set soon.
Thank you for your support hungry folks in Boulder County.
2015 Final Walk Totals Announced
An amazing $33,422.89 in the October 25, 2015 Boulder County CROP Hunger walk!
24% of the donations collected by the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk goes to Community Food Share. This year, the walk send $8033 to the food bank that serves Boulder and Broomfield counties. 1% or $345 of the funds collected are given to Bread for the World, a nationwide Christian citizen’s movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decisions makers. The balance of funds raised, $25094.89 went to Church World Service or your designated organization, to fight hunger worldwide.
October 25th, 2015 nearly 200 walkers from all over the front range enjoyed a beautiful day in helping to raise funds for Church World Service, Community Food Share and Bread for the World.
Thank you all for working so hard to raise funds! If you still have funds to submit, you can click on the DONATE/FIND A WALKER button on the left, Or you can mail funds directly to our Treasurer, Leslie Sutton.
Again- Thank you all for your hard work to help hungry people!
Take the Hunger Quiz
Want to review your answers from the October 25th CROP walk? Scan through the questions below!
Boulder County 30th Annual CROP Hunger Walk 2015
October 25th 2015! 2pm
THIS YEAR’S WALK was be hosted by:
St. Mary Magdalene
Episcopal Church Boulder
4775 Cambridge Street
Boulder, CO 80301
Funds raised benefit Community Food Share, Church World Service and Bread for the World in their efforts to fight hunger! The walk is a 6K (approx.) but you could also opt to walk the shorter route which is about 3K. See maps here!
For more information, or if we can help answer any questions, please don’t hesitate to contact us. We look forward to seeing you all there!
Now is a great time to raise funds online!
Walkers raising funds online can actually raise quite a few additional funds. Once you set up your online page, you are encouraged to make a donation. Consider sponsoring yourself first- even it it is just for $10.
After you’ve set up your online fundraising page, do you send emails to ask your friends and contacts to sponsor you? Online fundraisers who also send emails raise an average of 102% more than those who do not send out personal email asks. If you’re not sure what to put in an email, think about using stories from the Worship Resource or highlight a video that talks about the impact of CWS work.
Worried about asking people too many times for money? Think again. When a Walker sends more than 15 emails – the funds raised skyrocket! In fact, the average income of a walk participant who sends 15 more emails raises $747.91.
Good luck with your work this year!
Need some incentive to walk?