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Parish CROP Walk donations exceed goal

Organizers are grateful for parish contributions to help end hunger in Durham and beyond.

Donations from Holy Infant parishioners for hunger relief efforts exceeded the parish-wide goal by more than $500. Durham walkers reportedly raised a total of nearly $90,000 so far, according to the Durham CROP Hunger Walk web site.

"Our event was a success in every way!" said Holy Infant team captain Amy Mackin.  "And we exceeded our fundraising goal with $2,050 of donations. Many thanks to everyone in the parish who helped us fight hunger locally and globally." 

After enjoying lunch together, about 35 enthusiastic adults and youth and even one dog trekked the full 4.8 miles dotted with water and snack stops and lively music. Signs along the route highlighted statistics on poverty and hunger in Durham and around the world.

Impact is farreaching 

In 2018, Durham walkers raised $158,900 for local organizations and programs as well as Church World Service projects. Among the Durham agencies that received nearly $40,000 from those donations are Families Moving Forward, Housing for New Hope, Meals on Wheels and Urban Ministries of Durham.

Beyond our community, nearly $120,000 helped support Church World Services projects worldwide. Wonder how your contribution makes a difference? 

  • $25 supplies seeds and tools for a community garden to improve nutrition.
  • $100 provides 200 chicks for families as a self-propagating food source.
  • $300 drills 10 meters of a shallow borehole well to improve hygiene and sanitation.
  • $1,000 builds a water pump for clean drinking water and community training for long-term success
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