71 Central St. Stoneham, MA 02180

National Friends of the Poor Virtual Walk


FootprintsFootprintsHelp support the Society of St. Vincent de Paul at Saint Patrick Parish!

The St. Vincent de Paul Society provides food and other emergency assistance to local residents. The people they help are your neighbors & friends. Just think – when the winter storms begin to blow, there will be children right here in Stoneham who will have a good meal or heat in their homes as a direct result of your efforts.

Dates: Week of Saturday, November 7, 2020 – Saturday, November 14, 2020
Location: Any location that is safe to walk a mile.

Service Opportunity: Although we are waiving the Christian Service requirement for this year at Religious Ed, this is a great opportunity to do service for those in need.

Participants will have one week (11/7-11/14) to complete a one-mile walk. You can either walk the whole mile in one day or break up your distance over the course of the week. Walk anywhere that is safe to walk one mile: your own neighborhood, a friend’s neighborhood, or even the Stoneham bike trail.

Participants are asked to register by completing the Walker Sponsor Form and donating $10. Participants are encouraged to get sponsors who will donate an additional $10 (or more) in support of the walker. Walker Sponsor forms and donations can be returned by snail mail, email or on Sunday, November 15, 2020 between 1:30 - 2:30 p.m. at the grotto on the Central St. side of the church. Participants can also pick up a small gift from the St. Vincent de Paul society at that time. (Checks should be made out to Saint Patrick's Parish with Saint Vincent de Paul written in the memo.)

All participants are required to complete the online waiver form to participate in this event. Please follow this link to complete our online waiver form. https://forms.gle/X1vECpqcFn4MRbzs7

Help us spread the word! Make signs to carry with you! Take photos and share on social media! We would love to share your photos on our Facebook page! Email your walking photos to [email protected] or tag us at https://www.facebook.com/saintpatrick.parish1

Each year our Walk raises thousands of dollars for the Society of Saint Vincent de Paul and we hope this year will be another great success! Although we walk separately this year, we will walk as one to raise funds for the poor in our community. Thank you!

Please feel free to reach out to the Religious Education staff at [email protected] for details or questions.

Friends of the Poor Walker Registration and Sponsor Sheet.pdf

(Posted Oct 14, 2020)