On Sunday, May 7th, my family and I will be participating in the Project Bread's 2017 Walk for Hunger. I hope that you will support me and my family in our efforts to raise money to help end hunger in Massachusetts!
MY COMPANY WILL MATCH
DONATIONS ARE RAISED
Why are we walking? We're walking because many Massachusetts families are seeing their monthly income stretched beyond capacity. They are forced to go without food in order to pay their rent, utility, and medical bills. The demand for emergency food has never been greater with pantries and meal programs supported by Project Bread serving 57.3 million meals last year alone. Hunger is not just an urban problem, it exists in nearly every community throughout the state.
The money that we raise by walking will directly help hungry people. Funds raised through the Walk support more than 400 emergency food programs in 135 communities statewide.
Hunger affects more than 675,000 people in Massachusetts, including the state's most vulnerable citizens, children, the elderly, the disabled, and the unemployed.
Hunger also affects the working poor, who use more and more of their income to pay rent, heating oil, medical care, and childcare. Both children and the elderly are disproportionately represented at emergency food programs funded by Project Bread. In low-income communities throughout the state, one child in three lives in a family that struggles to put food on the table.
Please donate to me and my family to help us make a difference and reach our personal fundraising goal. Thank you for supporting me and all the hungry people.
Together we CAN
make a difference!
About The Walk for Hunger
Since 1969, Project Bread's Walk for Hunger has provided critical resources for hungry children and families in Massachusetts. Today, The Walk for Hunger is the oldest continual pledge walk in the country, and the largest annual one-day fundraiser to alleviate local hunger.
Money raised through The Walk for Hunger funds more than 400 food pantries, soup kitchens, food banks, and food salvage programs in 135 communities across Massachusetts.
The Walk for Hunger is held on the first Sunday in May every year. The Walk route weaves through Boston, Brookline, Newton, and Cambridge.
About Project Bread
As the state's leading anti-hunger organization, Project Bread is dedicated to alleviating, preventing, and ultimately ending hunger in Massachusetts. In addition to organizing the annual Walk for Hunger and supporting emergency food programs statewide, Project Bread also advocates systematic solutions that prevent hunger in children and that provide food to families in everyday settings.
On a special note, I would like to thank ALL of the friends, family members, and company associates who helped make my bowling fundraiser a HUGE SUCCESS in 2017. I would like to name as many as I can. If I left your name out, I apologize but I am very grateful. If I remember, I will gladly update the list of names. Please be aware that I am not getting any younger. The bowling night raised over $3,400.00 thanks to all of you! Love, Jerry
Jerry S, Mary S, Jon S, Tim S, Tess O, Joey O, Ella O, Ally, Ally's sister and cousin, Billy, Marcus, Mike, Cat , Vern, James, Theresa, John F, Kris F, Denise, Billy, Mike, Pat, Sweet Cheeks, Joe Joe D, Monty, Amy T, Ryan T, Connie C, Eagle C, Mary M, Tom M, Keith R, Kelly L, Amy P, Bush, Larry, Deb, Joey, Ann, Merrill, Sue, Brad, Curry, Dan, Gina, Lauren, Murph, UCC, Ando, Cush, Dave, Eck, Lydo, Sweets (High single string) and also the WINNING TEAM, Al, Matt, Jules, Mike, Nick, Jason, Joel, Liz, Melissa, Nick, Sam, Sharon, Brian M, Joe D, John M, Kelly, Sugar.
And for those who have donated in 2017 but have nowhere else to thank but here:
Dennis - Thank you, Thank you!
I would also like to say thank you very much to the following businesses and people that were so generous in donating gift cards to my bowling fundraiser:
Alba Restaurant in Quincy, Shaw's Supermarket in Braintree, Chipotle in Braintree, Showcase Cinemas in Randolph, The Chateau Restaurant in Braintree, Dunkin Donuts in Braintree, Stop & Shop Supermarket in Braintree, Montilio's Bakery in Braintree, Richmond Hardware in Braintree, Southside Tavern in Braintree, Giovanna's Salon in Braintree, Fisher Salon in Braintree, Ashmont Grill in Dorchester, Grono & Christie Jewelers in East Milton, The Fowler House in Quincy, Hoff's Bakery in Malden, Chilis Restaurant in Braintree, Cheers in Boston, Nails & Spa in Braintree.
A special thanks to Jules Bertrand who very generously donated 2 golf outings and 2 Patriots hats totaling over $300.00, and 3 delicious cakes from Hoff's Bakery to the raffle.
Please accept my thanks and gratitude for any donation you may make to this very worthy cause.