Registration for the St. Vincent de Paul Friends of the Poor Walk on September 9th!
The Society of St. Vincent de Paul sponsors the Friends of the Poor Walk in cities all across the country to raise funds for needy individuals and families. Locally, our St. Margaret Mary Conference will hold the walk on September 9th in Algonquin (event starts at 8:00 AM and registration starts at 7:00 AM). We will start and end at St. Margaret Mary Catholic Church and make our way through the neighborhood and down the bike path. In the previous two walks we have raised almost $15,000.
The Friends of the Poor Walk is one of the major fundraisers sponsored by Saint Margaret Mary St. Vincent de Paul. Walkers collect pledge money from family members, friends, and neighbors. All monies raised by Saint Margaret Mary walkers go directly to our St. Vincent de Paul treasury to assist families in need in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.
Throughout the last two years, our conference spent approximately $100,000 in the community to help residents pay for food, rent, utility bills, gasoline, and insurance. We also help people identify other local resources to assist in finding employment and housing.
Your support of the Walk for the Poor will be used in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills to provide direct service to those who need help and support. Our program strives not only to assist those in need but also to find resources to enable our friends in need to live more self-sustaining and fulfilling lives. What’s more, 100% of funds raised by walker pledges will go directly to serve the poor in Algonquin and Lake in the Hills.