Five parish conferences of the Society of St. Vincent de Paul will be hosting the annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Saturdays in September to raise awareness of the needs of poor people and to raise funds for charitable works. As part of the national Society, these conferences encourage people of all ages to participate in a short walk, to pray and to hear how they might assist people who are struggling. Online registration is highly encouraged. The walks are in September near the feat of St. Vincent de Paul and include:
Our Lady of Mt. Carmel, and Christ the King – San Ysidro, Sept 28th, 9:00
St. John the Evangelist – Encinitas, Sept. 21, 11:00
St. Luke’s – El Cajon, Sept. 28, 9:00
Santa Sophia – Spring Valley, Sept 28, 8:00
St. Stephens – Valley Center, Sept. 14, 8:00
To find out more about the walk, register to walk or donate to a walker use the following link:
The U.S. Census Bureau reports that a 46.5 million Americans (about 15 percent of the population) are living in poverty, the largest number ever recorded in our nation’s history, and it’s estimated that more than 20 percent of those are children.
The Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run is a simple, visible way to help bring attention to the issue and help raise funds to help those in need in our community. Unlike similar events, the Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run:
(1) Does not charge any administrative fees; and
(2) Every dollar raised will directly benefit the people in San Diego and surrounding counties.