Walk with the St. Vincent de Paul Society
September 2, 2021
DIOCESE—Four St. Vincent de Paul conferences from Rockford — St. Rita, St. Bridget, St. Peter, and Holy Family Parishes — will come together to host a Walk for the Poor. 
 
The walk will benefit the needy in the Rockford area. 
 
In the last fiscal year, Rockford SVdP conferences served 3,195 families or individuals and distributed $204,846 to people in need, regardless of religion, race, or national origin.
 
– The walk, set for Sept. 18 at the Y Log Lodge, 200 Y Blvd., will begin with on-site Mass celebrated by Father David Beauvais at 9 a.m.
 
Registration will begin at 10 a.m. and the walk will be at 10:30 a.m. The walk will follow the Rock River
Towns with SVdP Conferences in Diocese: 
Albany/  Fulton
Algonquin
Amboy
Aurora
Batavia
Belvidere
Byron
Carpentersville
Cary
Crystal Lake
DeKalb
Dixon
Dundee
Durand
Elburn
Elgin
Freeport
Galena
Geneva
Hampshire
Harvard
Huntley
Marengo
McHenry
Oregon
Rockford
St. Charles
Sandwich
Somonauk
South Beloit
Spring Grove
Sterling
Sugar Grove
Wonder Lake
Woodstock
Recreational Path. Those who donate $25 or more will receive a T-shirt.Sign up, support a walker, or donate at www.fopwalk.org/event/2597.
 
– SVdP volunteers from St. Mary parishes in Dekalb and Sycamore, as well as Christ the Teacher Parish at NIU, will host a Friends of the Poor Walk  Sept. 18. 
 
Check-in will start at 8:30 a.m. and the walk will be at 9:30 a.m. at St. Mary Parish, 302 Fisk Ave., Dekalb. 
 
The event will cost $25 per adult (18 and older) and $10 per teenager (12-17). Children under 12 can walk at no cost. 
 
Sign up or donate at www.fopwalk.org/event/2657, and call local coordinator Bob Brown at 815-758-8889 for more information as needed. 
 
– The following weekend, the SVdP conference from St. Charles Borromeo Parish will host a Friends of the Poor Walk. 
 
The walk will take place Sept. 25, 9:30 a.m. to 12 p.m., at Seyller Park, 400 E. Jefferson St., Hampshire.
 
The event will cost $10 per person or $20 per family. Visit walkingtogetherhampshire.weebly.com for information.
 
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