In 2012, a new award was implemented to recognize the hard work that individual walkers and teams put into gathering pledges in support of their Walk around Victoria Park and, ultimately, raising funds for Women’s Community House.
In 2013, Al Murphy received the Shoe-per-man certificate as the individual walker who gathered the most pledges and Team Bluestone (Bluestone Properties) was awarded the Shoe-be-do award, the team with the highest pledges.
These awards can be earned this year as well. Will you be that Walker or Team Walkers who raises the highest amount of pledges?
The #1 reason people don’t give is because – they are simply not asked.
Seven quick steps to reach your personal goal of $1,000:
Ask two additional family members $25 each = $50
Ask ten friends to support you $25 each = $250
Ask five co-workers to donate $20 each = $100
Ask four neighbours to donate $20 each = $80
Ask your boss for a company contribution = $50
Send an email to everyone in your address book = $220
Total = $1,000
Congratulations – you have raised $1,000 to help women and their children as they take steps to walk away from domestic violence.
Ask companies you deal with through work to sponsor you. Ask businesses you frequent for a donation (doctor, dentist, dry cleaners, etc.). Check with your company’s human resource department to see if they offer matching gifts.
Please hand in your pledges and pledge sheets at the Check-in Desk when you arrive.