SVDP Friends of the Poor walk raises more than $10,000 to help end poverty


It was a beautiful day for Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s annual Friends of the Poor Walk on Oct. 16 in Garden City. Thanks to the generosity of participants, volunteers and donors the group surpassed their $10,000 goal to help those in need. The day began with Mass at St. Mark Church and the event included a clothing, canned goods and toiletries drive. Other events featured games, pumpkin and face painting, while a DJ entertained with music. The Friends of the Poor Walk began as a national program with the purpose of providing local Society of St. Vincent de Paul Conferences and Councils the additional funds to help support their special works projects. Today, that philosophy continues, with Conferences and Councils using the funds from this event to help people living in poverty.