Our generous corporate sponsors are key to the success of the Erie Area Hunger Crop Walk! A “corporate” sponsor is an organization, business, or individual making a financial contribution to the Walk to be used to publicize the Walk, and to provide t-shirts, refreshments, and hunger education to our walkers. Each year, any extra sponsorship funds are added to the total donations collected by our walkers.
To show our appreciation, corporate sponsors are recognized in our publicity materials, on this Web site (see the “blog roll” below for a list of last year’s sponsors) and on Facebook, and on t-shirts. Our Walk averages around 400 participants annually.
If you would like to participate as a Sponsor, please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org and be sure to reference Crop Walk Sponsorship!
The Erie CROP Hunger Walk is in it’s 38th year of Walking to raise money for hunger-fighting programs in our community as well as in our nation and world. Plans are being made now for the 2014 Erie County Crop Hunger Walk to be held on September 28, 2014. We would ask you to join our other corporate sponsors in our work to fight hunger locally, in our nation and around the world. Hunger is the most pervasive disease in the world today, causing brain damage, destruction of the immune system, and producing many other human ailments.
In this down economy and with high unemployment and job insecurity, those who are living on the margins are most in need. Spontaneous compassion alone will not solve hunger in our world because hunger is too often hidden from our sight. In the United States, it is often the mother who quietly skips meals to pay the rent, or the increasingly malnourished children of the poor who suffer because the family can’t afford fruits and vegetables. Ending hunger is not guesswork. Our Walk helps Church World Service develop long-term, holistic approaches to assist communities with self-sustaining resources, along with direct grants to local hunger fighting agencies in Erie County.
Here are some facts about the Walk:
- In 2016 the Walk raised over $58,000
- We involve more then 400 walkers from 58 churches and organizations.
- 25% of the funds raised are allocated to our local hunger fighting agencies
We are proud of the past record of our corporate neighbors in supporting many community activities. Therefore, I am asking for a corporate sponsorship. A $250.00 donation will allow us to print your name on the back of our 2014 CROP Walk t-shirts. If that is not possible any donation would be appreciated.
I am also inviting you and your company to join us at the Walk to be held on September 24, 2017 at Presque Isle State Park, Beach 1. If anyone in your organization wishes to Walk with us please call our Crop Walk Office at Lamb of God Lutheran Church 814-825-8830 & leave your contact information.
We are exempt from federal income tax as an organization in section 501 (c) 3. Any checks should be made out to the Erie County CROP Walk.