Here's an update on our adventure walking during COVID 19. There are already over 75 online teams. We reached our original goal of $50,000 for online giving, and our new online goal is $60,000! Online donations are part of our overall goal. Added together with sponsor donations and off line donations, we hope to raise $110,000.
Our many loyal sponsors every year give us a firm foundation and with added sales of CROP masks, bandanas, and gaiters, that number is over $30,000. Our overall 2020 goal is $110,000 and we can do this with your help.
A Full page Ad celebrating all of our 2020 sponsors will appear in five editions of the The Journal NJ, coming out soon in October. We are honoring our long time host Red Bank Regional HS as well, along with the Garden State Amateur Radio men and women who help with communication to keep us safe and the towns of Little Silver, Red Bank and Fair Haven, in our yearly efforts.
Faith groups, schools, families, and individuals are all working on small food drives for local pantries and setting goals for our 40 years. One CROP Team has a goal of 400 miles in 10 weeks with twice daily dog walks. I just did a walk with these two very beautiful, well behaved standard poodles in Dorbrook Park and it was a delightful adventure! George and I have walked over 100 miles so far this month in our quest for more than double the years of CROP Walk!
Every walker and each donation of food counts and please join us for this last week and on through October. You can register & check out teams by going to crophungerwalk.org/redbanknj/
This video will help you learn how to set up your own online team.
On Sunday, Oct. 18th from 2-5 pm we will celebrate our 40 walks with a Live FACEBOOK EVENT of music, stories, and historical trivia and call ins on food collected and just to say hello. Our friends from The WAG will head up our event, with music from some wonderful caring musicians as well. We will show all of our CROP sponsors, and have messages from our 15 local partners of CROP who have been front line workers during this year. Hear about all we have been able to do together here in Monmouth County and around our wider world through Church World Service Global.
From 2-5 pm folks can drive by and drop off donation envelopes, buy CROP merchandise (masks, bandanas) and return yard signs to the curbside drop off at back entrance of Red Bank United Methodist Church, 247 Broad Street, Red Bank. Look for the CROP signs out front.
With thanks and appreciation of your many years of support.
Peace and Hope,
Janie Schildge, and CROP WALK Coordinating Committee and Teen Leaders 2020