Possible presentation for your congregation

One of our teams is presenting during their online worship service. Please feel free to use this for ideas to develop something like this for your own congregation! Please feel free to use, modify, or just give you ideas!

During the pandemic, it’s understandable if you feel helpless in the face of the many challenges in our world.  So many of us are taking every precaution we can to keep ourselves and loved ones safe in the face of this terrifying virus.  We watch from the safety of our homes as people are truly suffering, losing income, and finding themselves food insecure.  There are so many ways that we can take action to make a difference.  One of those ways is supporting the Boulder County CROP Walk, whether you walk, donate, or solicit donations.  Your donation will help people here in Boulder County, in the United States, and across the world wherever the need is greatest.  Taking action is one way to push back the fear and anxiety and truly help those in need.

This action is an important way that we can step into the mission here in our congregation. Join our team at crophungerwalk.org/boulderco/ set a goal, contact your friends and family to support you, and then since there is no main walk this year you can walk whenever you want with family, or folks you feel safe spending time with. You can actually participate in the walk however you want- some folks are walking, others are running, still, others are getting out the rocking chairs and doing a CROP ROCK!

However, you join us- we are grateful for your prayerful support of this important effort.

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Updates- where does the money go?

Community Food Share continues to disperse 1 million pounds of food each month! They will receive 24% of the funds this year’s Boulder CROP walk raises.

Bread for the World receives 1% of the funds. It is a grassroots organization that works to pass legislation that supports those in need. Members write letters, call, or even visit their congress folks to help them pass legislation like increasing funding and benefits for those receiving SNAP in the age of COVID. (Supplementary Nutrition Access Program, which used to be food stamps)   

Finally, 75% of our funding goes to the international organization Church World Service which right now is preparing to help with disaster relief for both the terrible forest fires and Hurricane Sally. For disasters, they provide clean up kits, blankets, and long term recovery support, as well as globally working with hunger-related projects like sustainable water sources and more. 

Sue Ericson reported that previous Boulder CROP WALK T-shirts are currently being sewn into grocery bags to be filled with food and distributed by folks at the Round Pantry in Longmont Colorado. Nancy Hurianek reports that the filled bags will hold groceries for as many as 700-800 families who visit EVERY 2nd and 4th Tuesdays of every month.  

The need is great! Thanks for your help in all these projects!
Questions? Email us at bouldercropwalk@gmail.com

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2020 Recruiter Meeting August 25th

The planning team for this year’s Boulder County CROP walk has been active in working on this year’s modified walk. Please plan on meeting with us on ZOOM August 25th at 7 pm. We are excited that Jason Welle from Church World Service will be joining us on the call! Sign in info:

  • Topic: Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk-Jason Welle
  • Time: Aug 25, 2020, 07:00 PM Mountain Time (US and Canada)

For login information, please contact Phil at bouldercropwalk@gmail.com

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Walk totals 2020

WOW- thanks to all our walkers and sponsors for this year’s walk! We are thrilled that we were able to raise over $42,000!!!

Remember this fall’s walk will be modified so groups or individuals can walk to raise funds by October 25th. There are lots of options so be creative! Join us for our recruiter meeting August 25th!

 

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2018 CROP captains/recruiter meeting 8/14

Hello  CROP Walk Recruiters!

Just a reminder of our 2018 Recruiter Orientation & Training:
When: Tuesday, August 14th 6:30 pm
Where:
Community United Church of Christ
2650 Table Mesa Dr.
Boulder, CO 80305

About 45 minutes, we hope

 

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Monday, August 14 7pm- recruiter meeting

Hello Again CROP Walk Recruiters!

Just a reminder of our Recruiter Orientation & Training:
When: Aug 14th 7:00pm
Where: First Congregational Church, 1128 Pine Street, Boulder CO 80302
About 45 minutes, we hope

Topics: walker forms, recruiting techniques, walk day info including maps of route, and Q&A. Here is a link to a video showing some of the things you will receive at our meeting. Feel free to view as you have time and we can discuss these resources at our meeting.

Parking:

Our hostess, Denise Cone says  Parking can sometimes be a challenge, so attendees are invited to park in our church lot which is west of the two buildings off the alley between Pine and Spruce Streets. We’ll be meeting in the  Chapel in the Faith Cente

The main entrance is on the north, Pine Street side, and the upper south entrance off the alley will be open if people park in the city lot on Spruce just south of the church.  Doors will be unlocked after 6:30-7:30 ish for the meeting. If you arrive and the doors are locked, you can contact Phil’s Cell 303-717-0077.

Other Questions- feel free to contact us if you need anything

Dennis and I once again want to thank YOU for your important impact on recruiting folks from your churches, synagogues, and organizations that wish to join us in this effort to combat hunger!

PS- We’ve had some email challenges so if you could be so kind as to give us updates (see below) – thank you

  1. Will you be able to continue to be the recruiter for your faith community for 2017?
  2. Do you have any changes to your contact information?
  3. Or, if you are not returning as a recruiter but have found someone else to serve, can you please send us that person’s name and contact information?

THANK YOU for again your past and current involvement in the CROP Hunger Walk.  We look forward to working with you in the weeks and months ahead!

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2017 Walk date and recruiter meeting!

We are proud to announce that the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk will be held at First Congregational Church in Boulder October 15, 2017, 2 pm. The route will follow Boulder Creek, go through part of CU and other sites in Boulder.

First Congregational Church
United Church of Christ
1128 Pine Street, Boulder CO 80302

Recruiters- please know that our recruiter meeting date has been set for Monday, August 14, at 7:00.  Parking can sometimes be a challenge, so attendees are invited to park in our church lot which is west of the two buildings off the alley between Pine and Spruce Streets.

Materials, route information and more will be available at that time along with as answers to as many questions as we can muster!

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2016 date and recruiter information

Thank all of you faithful CROP walk supporters!

By now, you all probably are aware of the October 16th date for this year’s walk to be held at 2pm.

We couldn’t be more excited to have the Heart of Longmont Church, (350 11th Avenue, Longmont) hosting. This year’s walk will wind through historic Longmont neighborhoods like the Kiteley lined with tall trees and picturesque homes. Look forward to map routes and more information to come in September.

Recruiters- please know that our recruiter meeting date has been set for 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!

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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.

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Take the HUNGER QUIZ!

Here is the slide show with the text from the hunger quiz that was posted along the walk  for 2015.

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