Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Help the Hungry: CCSA Hunger Walk This Saturday

Clairemont, can you help the hungry in our community? CCSA provides emergency food, clothing and other services to more than 2,000 people in our community each month. You can help! 

Support CCSA's Hunger Walk, this Saturday April 20th at De Anza Cove in Mission Bay Park by walking and soliciting pledges or by making a donation yourself. 

Registration begins at 7 am and the walk is at 8 am. Mayor Bob Filner and City Council members Lori Zapf and Sherri Lightner will greet us prior to the walk. After-walk festivities include refreshments and music by the St. Brigid’s Contemporary Choir. Please come and help us raise money to feed our hungry neighbors. All proceeds will help reduce hunger in San Diego County, the 3rd largest concentration of homeless in the United States, and the largest concentration of homeless veterans.

Hunger Walk FAQs:
Are there any age limits for walkers? There are no age limits for walkers. Those under 18 must be accompanied by a parent, youth group leader or other responsible adult who will co-sign the registration form.

Are dogs welcome? People friendly dogs are welcome at this family-oriented event. All dogs must be on leashes. We request that you not bring dogs in to the congested area around the registration table. Dog sitters will be available to keep your dogs while you register. City regulations provide that dogs are not supposed to be in the park after 9 am.Can I bring my bike or skates? For safety reasons we request that you leave your bicycles, skateboards and skates at home. Wheelchairs, strollers and wagons are welcome.

How much does it cost to walk? There is no registration fee. Walkers are encouraged to solicit family members, friends, and neighbors to sponsor the walk by making donations to CCSA.

What if I need to do something else that morning? If you want to walk earlier, you may start anytime after 7 am. However, you would miss the camaraderie of walking with other supporters and attending the after-walk celebration. If you can’t walk yourself, please consider supporting someone who is walking.

How do I sign up? If you plan to walk, pick up a donation envelope from your church’s Advisory Council representative or at one of the agency’s offices. Envelopes will be available after March 1. No other pre-registration is required.

When do I turn in the money? If possible, collect the pledged money before the walk. The city does not like to have us to collect money at the bay. Turn in your money to your Advisory Council representative or bring it to St. Mark’s United Methodist Church office, 3502 Clairemont Drive, on Sunday, April 14, at 1-2 pm. Money can also be turned in at the agency’s offices.

What if I don’t have all the money yet? Bring what you have already collected. Enter the names of those pledges not collected on a second envelope that you keep, and mark their names off the envelope you turn in. We ask that the names and donations listed on the front of any envelope turned in match the contributions inside the envelope. Monetary donations made by checks may be mailed to the agency. Please do not mail cash.

What if I have other questions? Use the Contact Us form on the CCSA website, or call one of the agency’s offices.

We look forward to seeing you at Mission Bay on the day of the walk. 
Thank you for your interest in CCSA and the 2013 Hunger Walk.

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