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?
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 almost 3 dozen 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. Gifts not designated go to support the worldwide ministry of Church World Service.
Q. How Can I Donate Online?
You can select a team or walker to support by navigating to the Boulder County CROP Hunger walk donation page.
Q. When do I collect donations?
Walkers will need to collect the money before the walk (instead of pledges). Raising funds online at the Boulder County CROP Hunger Walk makes it easy while creating your own online account, and contacting friends and family to contribute. You also can have the option to raise cash or checks and give them to your recruiter to submit.
Q. Shall I bring my youth group, as well as other members?
Youth always bring extra energy and joy to our walk, plus educating them about local hunger issues is always important. Please know that in face to face walks, we need a signed waiver from every walker. Please note that minors should also have a guardian’s signature.
Return all Collection Envelopes
When using the collection envelopes for cash or checks contact your recruiter for instructions on how to return envelopes. They will then need to be turned in to the treasurer, Leslie Sutton.
Q. Where do I take my fundraising envelope?
A. Once you have collected all your funds you can either turn in your funds at the registration on walk day. Feel free to chat with your recruiter. They may be willing to turn in all the envelopes from your Church, Synagogue, or organization on the day of the walk to the registrars. If you raise additional funds after the walk, please feel free to send them to our treasurer.
Q. What about parking?
A. We recommend commuting to reduce the number of cars on site.
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 online donation page. Let us know if you need help!
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 at these fine trophies on display the day of the walk!
Q. Can my group buy beautiful CROP t-shirts?
A. Yes! Your recruiter may have some before the walk, but you can always find VINTAGE t-shirts will be on sale during CROP walk day on site.
Q. How much does it cost to walk in the CROP Hunger Walk?
A. Nothing! The CROP Hunger Walk is a sponsored 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! firstname.lastname@example.org