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Naperville Area CROP Hunger Walk 2019

Seeds, Chickens and You or Veggies, Eggs and a Side of HOPE

The story of Yabes and her daughter Sifralili of West Timor, Indonesia, tells of a mother struggling to keep her little girl healthy.  As part of the CWS/CROP Zero Hunger initiative, Yabes now has a protected clean water source.  She received seeds and training to build a home garden.  With the gift of a rooster and three hens, she's now collecting eggs and raising enough chickens to turn a profit.  She has saved almost enough to build a latrine for her family.  

When you support a CROP Hunger Walk, you are there investing in global neighbors like Yabes with this winning combo for a healthier, more prosperous life.  

$15 gives home gardening for a family; $24, chickens for a family; $64, seeds, tools, chicken & clean water access; $115, family latrine.

"Give generously, for your gifts will return to you later.  Divide your gifts among many, for in the days ahead you yourself may need much help" - Ecclesiastes 11:1 (TLB)

If you are willing to email some friends with this news and walk in solidarity with those who have to walk every day to get water and food, consider the Naperville Area CROP Hunger Walk on October 20, with sign-in beginning at 12:30 p.m. in Fellowship Hall and step-off from the lower parking lot at Grace Church at 1:30 p.m.  After the Walk, you are invited to stay and pack meal bags for Loaves and Fishes Community Resource Center. It is easy enough that even school-age children can help.  So bring the whole family. Wagons and strollers are welcome.  

A CROP representative will be in the new Gathering Space between 9 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. each Sunday until the day of the Walk to take your donations or to sign you up for the Walk. Remember, the Walk goes on rain or shine. The inside of the Church will be our route if there is stormy weather.

To help the day of the Walk go smoothly, you have the opportunity to order $5 boxed lunches which will be available for pick up between 11:45 a.m. and 12:45 p.m. on the day of the event in the Gathering Space near the Worship Center Door.  Reserve your boxed lunch at peopleofgrace.org/crop-walk with a credit or debit card when you order.  Only prepaid lunches will be ordered.  Deadline to order is Wednesday, October 16.  

Contact Chamus Burnside-Savazzini (chamus@peopleofgrace.org) for more information about boxed lunches. Contact Phyllis Pepiot (phyllis.pepiot@peopleofgrace.org) for more information about the Walk.