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Sunday, October 20, 2013

2013 Niles-Park Ridge CROP Hunger Walk - Local

01:30 PM - 05:00 PM

LOCATIONS: Niles & Park Ridge Churches
SEE List of participating Churches listed below
Park Ridge, IL , 60068


The 22nd annual Niles/Park Ridge CROP Walk for Charity will take place Sunday, October 20, 2013 from 1:30 to 5:00 pm at the churches listed below. CROP stands for Communities Reaching Out to People. CROP Walks are community fundraising events organized by Church World Services. This annual pledge march against world hunger is a fundraiser for Church World Service and our own Maine Township Food Pantry.

An annual Interfaith fundraiser to benefit Church World Service** hunger relief programs worldwide and our local Maine Township Food Pantry.
Organized through sponsoring churches, participants solicit pledge donations and then walk a 3-mile or 6-mile route through our neighborhoods, raising awareness and supporting the work of anti-hunger and disaster relief organizations. (Funds may be designated for specific disaster relief efforts as well.)
One quarter (25%) of all donations return to the Maine Township Food Pantry in support of their local hunger relief efforts.
Our local CROP Walk is in its 22nd year and has raised nearly $386,000 during that time. We are the sixth largest CROP Walk in the state, last year raising $7,600 for Maine Township Food Pantry, enough to feed 200 needy families for a month.
To donate and learn more about Church World Service and its hunger and disaster relief programs, visit www.cwsglobal.org
Niles churches sponsoring are: Niles Community Presbyterian; Our Lady of Ransom Catholic; St. John Brebeuf Catholic.
Park Ridge churches sponsoring are: First United Methodist; Messiah Lutheran; Park Ridge Community Church; Park Ridge Presbyterian; Redeemer Lutheran; South Park Church; St. Andrew's Lutheran; St. Luke's Lutheran; St. Mary's Episcopal.
For more information please contact the CROP Walk Organizing Committee at 847-825-1847 or
Ed Hansen via email at e.j.hansen@comcast.net OR one of the participating churches listed above.
**(from their website: "Church World Service was born in 1946, in the aftermath of World War II. Seventeen denominations came together to form an agency 'to do in partnership what none of us could hope to do as well alone.' The mission: Feed the hungry, clothe the naked, heal the sick, comfort the aged, shelter the homeless.
CWS works with partners to eradicate hunger and poverty and to promote peace and justice around the world."

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