2015 CROP walk Frequently Asked Questions

Q. What is a CROP walk?

The Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk takes place every October as a part of a nationwide effort to raise funds to help alleviate hunger and poverty here in the United States and internationally.  The walk has been raising funds since 1985 and works to support the grassroots, hunger-fighting development efforts of Church World Service (CWS) around the world. This walk also helps to fund hunger-fighting programs such as Community Food Share serving Boulder and Broomfield counties as well as Bread for the World. 

Q. Where does my donation go?

24% of the money collected by the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk goes to Community Food Share, the food bank that serves Boulder and Broomfield counties. 1% 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 your donation goes to Church World Service or your designated organization, to fight hunger worldwide.

Q. May I designate where my donation goes?

Yes! Because CROP Hunger Walks are ecumenical, interfaith, mult-cultural events, individual donors have the option of designation their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies including CARE, Project Hope and Heifer Project International. This Option is unique to CROP events, and available for individual sponsors only. Gifts not so designated go to support the worldwide ministry of Church World Service.

Q. How Can I Donate Online?

Click here for support/donate tutorial support or donate to a walker or team in the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk.

Click here for walker tutorial  how to register for an online walker account, join a team, send emails to potential funders etc.

Q. What about some basic information about the 2015 walk?

This year’s walk will depart from St Mary Magdalene Episcopal Church. There are two (and possibly three) routes that could be selected by the walker.

The short route is about 2 miles (3.3 K) starts North East and winds back south around Heatherwood Elementary School before returning to the church.

The longer route is about 6 miles (9.9k) and follows the short route to begin. It then winds around the neighborhood before it follows N75 to turning west on Lookout Road and touring a bit before returning to church.

For a “middle” length route walkers could walk north on N75th turning east on the trial towards Boulderado Dr, then to church.

Q. I need a digital copy of the 201 poster, where can I get that?

Link to download

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Q. Where do I take my fundraising envelope?

A. Once you have collected all your funds, please give your envelope to your CROP walk recruiter. They will turn in all the envelopes from your Church, Synagogue  or organization on the day of the walk to the registrars.

More: Return all Envelopes

All envelopes (used or unused) must be turned back in. This is for auditing purposes. We are held accountable for all envelopes that Church World Service gives us; therefore we’re holding you accountable for any envelopes that we give you.
Each recruiter needs to collect any envelopes that are not turned in the day of the walk. They will need to be turned in to the treasurer, Leslie Sutton, as soon as possible after the walk.

Q. What about parking?

A. We recommend commuting to reduce the number of cars on site. While there is minimal parking at the church itself and we’ll post a map as we get closer to the walk.

Q. I can’t join the walk, but how can I donate or support online?

A. We’re sorry you can’t join us, but we do appreciate the support for this worthy cause! If you wish to support a participant, group or even the Boulder County CROP Hunger walk online, just click here to go the the online donation page. Need help? Watch this short tutorial about donating online (best in full screen mode)!

Q. Will there be a traveling trophy?

A. Absolutely! Boulder County CROP hunger walk has a long tradition of awarding the “Sandal” trophy to the group that brings the most walkers and another trophy to the group that raises the most money based on the size of the group. Make sure to take a look these fine trophies on display the day of the walk!

Q. Can my group buy the beautiful blue CROP t-shirts?

A. Yes! If you don’t yet have a t-shirt…they will be available the day of the walk for $8 each.
*or you can buy VINTAGE t-shirts for a few dollars each while they last!

Q. Where does my donation go?

A. Twenty-four percent of the money collected by the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk goes to Community Food Share, the food bank that serves Boulder and Broomfield counties. One percent of the funds collected are given to Bread for the World, a nationwide Christian citizens movement seeking justice for the world’s hungry people by lobbying our nation’s decision makers. The balance of your donation goes to Church World Service or your designated organization, to fight hunger worldwide.

Q. May I designate where my donation goes?

A. Yes! Because CROP Hunger Walks are ecumenical, interfaith, multi-cultural events, individual donors have the option of designating their gifts to other approved international hunger-fighting agencies including MAZON,  CARE, Project Hope and Heifer Project International. This option is unique to CROP events, and available for individual sponsors only.  There are 37 participating denominations that are part of  Church World Service’s part of our board of directors that are making decisions about where the money will be used. Since these denominations are already receiving funds, it isn’t possible to designate a gift to them.  Gifts not designated go to support the worldwide ministry of Church World Service.

Q. How long is the Boulder County walk?

A. The walk is right around 10 kilometers this year. Walkers will receive a map along with walk safety rules at the beginning of the walk.  The route will have shepherds to help safely cross intersections and be well marked with volunteers posted to promote safety and comfort. There will be restroom and water stops along the way. There will also be a short walk that might be more attractive to some.

Q. How much does it cost to walk in the CROP Hunger Walk?

A. Nothing! The CROP Hunger Walk is a sponsor walk so there is no entry fee. We simply ask that you ask people to give you donations for walking. Start your donations by sponsoring yourself! Through the CROP Hunger Walk website, you can customize your own online donation site which makes raising money easy.

Q. Will there be a photographer available?

A. While you are always encouraged to take photos on your own we are looking for photographers that will be taking pictures during the walk to be posted on the web site at a later date. Please let the organizers know if you or someone you know is interested in this!

Q. Other Questions?

A. We really want you and your group to be successful, so please don’t hesitate to contact us with more questions! bouldercropwalk@gmail.com

 

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