- This event has passed.
Buddhist Global Relief – CT Walk to Feed The Hungry
October 2 @ 9:00 am - 11:00 am
Join the 2021 Connecticut Walk to Feed the Hungry!
Saturday, October 2, 2021, 9:00am-11:30pm (rain or shine)
Starts at Historic Axe Factory Building, Downtown Collinsville, CT
Parking Available in gravel lot OFF OF MAIN ST.
9:00am Onsite Registration/Donations
10:00am WALK TO FEED THE HUNGRY
11:00am Closing Presentation
Thank you message from Venerable Bhikkhu Bodhi
Walk to Feed the Hungry, October 2, in Collinsville, Conn. COLLINSVILLE, Conn., August 31, 2021 —
On Saturday, October 2, concerned citizens of all faiths, nationalities and ages will gather in Collinsville, Connecticut, for the Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) Walk to Feed the Hungry, a socially distanced communal walk to raise funds and awareness for the good work being done by BGR, a nonprofit organization committed to eliminating hunger and malnutrition across the world. Onsite day-of-event registration and financial donation collections will begin at 9:00 a.m. at 50 Depot Street in the Collinsville section of Canton, followed at 10:00 a.m. by a period of walking meditation through town and along a wonderfully scenic section of the Farmington River. The walk will be led by Reverend Shim Bo, abbot, White Lotus Haven Zen of Connecticut.
After the walk, Reverend Shim Bo will conduct a brief talk about Buddhist Global Relief. The entire event is free, but donations to support BGR’s mission and to feed the hungry across the world will be gladly accepted. The walk will follow the social-distancing protocol of six feet between participants. The event will take place rain or shine. To preregister and make your online donation to Walk to Feed the Hungry, visit: https://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/campaigns/2021-connecticut-walk/donate/
Here, participants may also create their own fundraising page to share with their networks.
“Our goal is to raise at least $2,500 for the critical services Buddhist Global Relief is providing here in the United States and globally,” says Reverend Shim Bo. “Though an international Buddhist organization, BGR is interdenominational, supporting people of all faiths, with a focus on hunger and nutrition, ecological farming practices, sustainability, and education, especially for girls and young women. Organizational overhead is very low,” the Reverend adds, “so most of the donations we collect go directly to programs that make a huge difference in the lives of so many. We welcome individuals and families to join us in a socially distanced, peaceful walking meditation, supporting this life-changing cause.”
For more information about the Walk, write via email to email@example.com, or call Heidi Bartlett at 860/352-1179. Media inquiries should be directed to Ira Morrison, at 860/966-8871, or firstname.lastname@example.org.