Making a Difference in Evansville
BECOME A 2020 FRIENDS OF THE POOR WALK SPONSOR TODAY!
Sponsorships for the 2020 walk are now closed. However, you can still make donations here: DONATE NOW
A Special Thank-You to Our 2020 Sponsors!
Title Sponsor: Ron and Joanie Pohl
Shopping Bag Sponsors: German American Bancorp, St. Benedict Cathedral Conference of St. Vincent de Paul, Ireland Home Based Services, Banterra Bank, Stephen Libs Finer Chocolates, Dean and Karen Bosler, Red Spot Paint & Varnish, Ameriprise – Thacker, Charnes, Stowe & Associates, Evansville V.F.W. Auxiliary to Post 1114, Vectren Foundation.
Water Stop Sponsors: St. John the Baptist Catholic Church Men’s Club, Knights of St. John Commandery 345 (Haubstadt), Good Shepherd Catholic Church, Greg and Cindy Riedford, St. James Men’s Club, Deacon Tony Schapker, Ss. Peter and Paul St. Vincent de Paul Conference (Haubstadt), St. Anne’s Altar Society of St. John the Evangelist Parish (Daylight), Bill and Joann Hussmann.
Snack Sponsors: J.H. Memmer Accounting, Corp., Joe and Sue Hopf, Adler Excavating, Leo and Donna Anslinger, Donald and Elizabeth Baier, Jim and Delores Bengert, Bryan and Elizabeth Hirsch, Control Specialists, Inc., Mary Dimmett, David and Kathy Hennig, Maritza Jenkins, D.M.D., Knights of Columbus Council 2215 (Haubstadt), Knights of Columbus Council 12541 (Holy Redeemer Catholic Church, Evansville), Ziemer Funeral Home, Matt Hirsch, Tri-State Bearing Company, Damien and Mary Scheessele.
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 14,783 families totaling 28,449 individuals, about 2,371 individuals per month.
- Our Thrift Store provided free clothing to 1,419 adults and 928 children equivalent to about $28,000 worth of clothing.
- Our Thrift Store, through vouchers paid at cost or less by our conferences, provided more than 850 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 need totaling more than $42,000.
- Our 19 conferences comprised of almost 500 Vincentians made a total of 12,565 home visits helping 23,540 people 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 $449,207 to people in our community.
- 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 60 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. We were also able to put on a new roof in 2018 through generous private donations and foundation grants, and the restrooms at the Thrift Store are being renovated to allow access to individuals with disabilities.
100% OF PROCEEDS FROM THIS EVENT STAY LOCAL!
THANK YOU FOR YOUR SUPPORT!