A HUGE THANK YOU to All Who Supported
Friends of the Poor® Walk/Run to Benefit the Meal Program!
The Society appreciates the support of our sponsors and walk attendees who
helped us raise funds for our two meal sites. The event raised over $16,000 to help us feed
individuals and children at our two meal sites.
A BIG THANK YOU to our partners, Catholic Financial Life and
Marquette University! They have generously helped behind the scenes with
promoting, planning and hosting this event. It was great to see Dr. Lovell and
his team running the 3 mile race. Our ‘family fun’ was enhanced by DJ Swirk’s
music and the giant games on the lawn. The weather was absolutely perfect for
our walk even though it was on the tail end of a rainy week! A BIG THANK YOU
also goes out to Leona Katorski, a member of the St. John Paul II conference, who
has raised over $25,000 in pledges since she started fundraising for the walk 6
years ago. Leona expressed that “this
is her way of giving to the poor and hungry since she’s not able to do
traditional Vincentian work of visiting people in their homes”. She spends countless hours asking people just
to “give a little” , including her family, friends, neighbors, parishioners,
local businesses and others, to help her raise funds for our meal program.
Thank you again Leona! This year, our
traveling trophies went to-St. John Paul II conference and Catholic Financial
Life - congratulations and thank you for your generosity!