In the past, Saint Vincent de Paul (SVDP) Society has held an annual Walk for the Poor. It helps to raise funds and awareness for SVDP and those who use it. To give a bit of background SVDP is a society in which volunteers help to feed, clothe, and help those who may not be financially stable. Some societies only have a food pantry, while others have financial options. All do amazing work for their community.
Some of our parishes are holding their Walk for the Poor in person this year, while others are holding it virtually. Either way you can still participate. Here is a list of some parishes that are taking part in one form or another.
Holy Family Catholic Church in Newark, DE
They are hosting a Friends of the Poor Walk/Run on Saturday September 26th at 9am. It is being held at James E. Hall Trail in Newark. It is 1.76 miles long and held in rain or shine. You can pick up envelopes to donate money at the parish or you can donate online at www.fopwalk.org.
Saint Luke the Evangelist in Newton, NH
As of right now the walk is on! The walk (or run) will begin at 10am Saturday September 26th at Mary, Mother of the Church in Newton with registration beginning at 9am. They will have water and Gatorade available along with t-shirts! Please think of joining them and walk for yourself or a loved one.
Saint Katherine of Siena in Philadelphia, PA
They are holding a virtual walk September 19th! They are asking you to register at 9am the day of the walk. For additional information you can check out www.fopwalk.org!
Our Lady of Guadalupe in Lakewood, NJ
The event will be held at Lake Carasalijo starting at 10am Saturday September 26th. They are encouraging the younger generation to come out and walk. They are asking for 50-100 people to participate at the event.
There are many more Diocese and Archdiocese’s that are taking part in the walks. All you need to do is check out www.fopwalk.org to see how you can support the cause! We’ll see you out there at an event or virtually!