2017 Friends of the Poor Walk Registration
No set fee!!! There is no cost to participate in the Friends of the Poor Walk, but we do encourage donations.
REGISTER TODAY – Three easy ways to sign-up for the Walk:
- Go to our Online Registration Form (CLICK HERE) – you can register online, and if you desire, make a donation safely & securely with your credit card.
- Download the Registration PDF (CLICK HERE). You can complete your registration and turn it in on race day!
- Register on the National Friends of the Poor Walk website by CLICKING HERE (note: this link should take you to the Evansville Walk page. If you are redirected to a general page, please be sure to select the Evansville Walk so your donation and information is sent to us.)
How your support of the Walk/Run helps to impact the lives of those we serve.
- Our Food Pantry, through the help of approximately 120 volunteers, provided enough high quality food to last a family for three to four days to 14,177 families totaling 32,790 individuals, about 2,732 individuals per month.
- Our Thrift Store provided free clothing to 2,468 adults and 1,666 children equivalent to about
$58,000 worth of clothing.
- Our Thrift Store, through vouchers paid at cost or less by our conferences, provided 765 free or
extremely low cost bed units to those in need.
- Our Thrift Store provided a source of low priced clothing, furniture and household goods to those
in an area of need. Sales to the area of need, at thrift store prices, totaled $383,620.
- Our 19 conferences comprised of 454 Vincentians made a total of 12,928 home visits helping
those in need to avoid utility shut off or eviction, obtain basic household goods, prescription medications
and other necessities of life. Importantly, these visits were made on a person to person basis, hopefully
expressing human concern and spiritual hope to those in need on a personal basis. Those conferences
donated at total of $421,702 to people in our community.
- The District Council, in a coordinated effort with the Evansville Red Cross, provided $6,000 to disaster relief victims in the area.
- A Systemic Change program was initiated in collaboration with Evansville ARC to train adults with disabilities in work ethics, interview skills and interdisciplinary skills to obtain employment and become self-sustaining or near self-sustaining. We have also started a relationship with the local ResCare Workforce Services in helping those in our community get back to work after being the recipient of social services aid. We have worked with more than 15 individuals since the program started in November 2016.
- Recognizing the need to make improvements to our store, we have taken significant steps to reduce
payroll, eliminate warehouse fees, paint and improve the Walnut Street Store and consult with retail experts to streamline and improve our store performance.
“Walk a mile in my shoes.”
By participating in the Friends of the Poor Walk, you are doing your part to change lives. Whether you have never had to deal with hardship or you recently received a service from St. Vincent de Paul, you can make a difference!
With your generosity, support and participation, the Society of St. Vincent de Paul in Evansville will continue to change lives and provide critical services for those in need.