What is the Friends of the Poor Walk?
The Friends of the Poor® Walk is the Society of St. Vincent de Paul’s largest fundraising event. The annual 5K Walk takes place on Long Island, and is also part of a national effort in which St. Vincent de Paul organizations across the country participate by hosting their own walks. Countrywide this event produces over $2.9 million in contributions, which help to aid individuals and families in need. On Long Island, the Friends of the Poor® Walk provides over $150,000 to help residents in Nassau and Suffolk County. The greatest part of this event is that 100% of walker pledges goes directly back in to the community to help people in need. Thanks to the generosity of our angel investors, our sponsors, costs of the event are covered. By participating in the Friends of the Poor® Walk, you are takings steps to alleviate the suffering of your neighbors and make a difference in the region you call home. Join us today!