Forum staff reports, Published September 19 2010
Local event raises funds to help school-age kidsThe third annual Friends of the Poor “Walk a Mile in My Shoes” event will begin at 10 a.m. Saturday at Fargo’s Oak Grove Park.
Participants can check in starting at 9 a.m.
The event, sponsored by the local Society of St. Vincent de Paul, is open to the public, and participants are encouraged to find sponsors to raise funds. Proceeds from the walk are used to purchase shoes for needy school-age children in the Fargo-Moorhead area.
Walkers and sponsors can sign up by going to www.svdpfriendsofthepoorwalk.org and clicking on “Become a Walker.”
To ensure the funds stay in the F-M area, walkers and sponsors need to include the local conference name, “Lucian.”
Last year’s walk raised money for 300 pairs of shoes for area children in need.