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

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We Walked!

What a wonderful day for the Boulder County CROP Hunger walk! We think we had over  200 folks participating in this year’s walk and are eagerly waiting for the results.

Some of you still have donations to submit and please feel free to do so.  All donations can be sent to our treasurer Leslie Sutton.

Again- thank you all for walking with us and helping the Hunger in Boulder County and around the world!

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About Church World Service

Many of you know that a large portion of our funds raised go to Church World Service.

In the aftermath of WWII seven denominations partnered together as Jesus requested to feed the hungry, clothe the naked and shelter the homeless.

Almost 70 years later Church World Service is still seeks to improve the lives of some of the most marginalized and vulnerable people in the world. Their major areas of work  are with disaster relief and emergencies, global food relief, refugee and immigrant resettlement and lastly advocacy for those who are suffering from poverty and hunger.

For example Church World Service will work to help provide clean water. See for yourself in this  video of the clean water project in Indonesia.   

For more information visit their website at cwsglobal.org


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T-Shirts are here!

Hope all is going well with your preparations and recruiting for walkers for our Oct. 25th Boulder County CROP Hunger walk to be held at St Mary Magdalene church in Boulder.

We are looking forward to a great walk! All our recruiters have been busy because there are some very nice displays in our walker churches. By the way- the shirts are in and if you would like your organizer shirt please let us know how to get them to you!

Please know we are are here to support you. If you need any thing like brochures, posters, or other methods of support PLEASE LET US KNOW!

In the mean time:
– Share your stories and with others
– Share your successes with all
– Keep hungry folks in your prayers

From now until the walk we will become more and more active on the website, blog, Facebook and twitter so tell your folks they can keep checking for stories and updates. 🙂

Thank you all for your passion and your good work.  Keep telling the stories, being faithful and we know great things will happen!

Keep in touch and keep asking questions

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Recruiters Orientation Aug. 12

We would love it if you could join us this year!
Please mark your calendars for our Recruiter Orientation & Training:
When: Aug 12th 7:00pm
Where: TBA

for the
Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk 2015
Sunday, October 25th at 2pm
Host: St. Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church Boulder,
4775 Cambridge St. Boulder CO 80301.

It would be a huge help if you could reply to this email with the following information:

1) Confirmation that you will be able to be the recruiter for your faith community for 2015. Please include any recent changes to your contact information.
2) Or, if you are not returning as recruiter but have found someone else to serve, please send me that person’s name and contact information.
3) If you know of any local businesses that might be interested in sponsoring the CROP Walk please let me know and I would be happy to forward them more information.

THANK YOU for 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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Blast from the past…do you see you?

Enjoy these photos from past year’s Boulder #CROPhungerwalks !

Do you see yourself? (click to enlarge)

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Curious about last CROP past success?

Thanks to your efforts, the 2013 Boulder CROP Hunger walk was very successful!

2013 Total raised $38,532.92 –Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk

Community Food Share  $9,229.90
Bread for the World   $384.58
Long Term Flood Recovery Group (through Foothills United Way)  $8,364.48

Because of the flooding, Church World Service also sent an additional grant of $5,000.00 to the Long Term Recovery Group – this was not distributed from your walk funds. Also, immediately following the flooding, CWS sent blankets, hygiene kits and clean-up buckets to several Colorado locations.)

Help us meet our goal this year (2014)- to raise $40,000!

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Boulder County CROP walk founder, Virginia McConnell

*note original content for this article originally published by the Longmont Times Call 10/6/11

LONGMONT — In its first year, the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk raised about $5,628 for agencies fighting to alleviate hunger both domestically and internationally.

Virginia McConnell was on staff with the Presbyterian Hunger Program in Boulder when she watched a film about Communities Responding to Overcome Poverty walks and decided to bring the idea to Boulder.

“I was inspired to do it. That (film) gave me a practical idea,” said the 84-year-old Boulder resident who helped organize the walk for its first 15 years. “It just seems so basic to life to have food.”

Church World Service, an ecumenical ministry of Christian organizations that work to end hunger and poverty both in the U.S. and abroad, began CROP walks 64 years ago. Today, about 2,000 communities host walks. Boulder County’s is one of 25 in the state listed on the organization’s website.

McConnell, who has missed only one CROP walk since 1986, said she is proud of how the event has grown.

“I still believe in it. I really do. We just have so much and so many people have so little,” she said.
Phil Goerner, Virginia McConnell, Sibyl Goerner and Krista Brakhage are ready to walk in the 2012 Longmont walk.

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