South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk Business Sponsorship

South DuPage CROP Hunger WalkersBusinesses, churches and other civic organizations are invited to become sponsors of the 32nd annual South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk, which will be held on Sunday, October 15, 2017, in Downers Grove, IL.  We are hoping to make this another great year in our efforts to combat hunger. 

Your contribution will help pay for t-shirts given to each walker raising at least $150 and for a large CROP banner which all walkers sign upon completing the walk.  Contributed funds in excess of these costs will go directly to hunger programs financed through the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk, an arm of Church World Service (CWS).

By becoming a sponsor of the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk, your organization will benefit from:

  1. The publicity of being associated with our local hunger fighting group.
  2. Having contributed directly to hunger programs within our community and around the world.
  3. Leveraging your contribution by encouraging others to contribute to these same important hunger programs through the incentives that are given away.

There are four different levels of sponsorship. Each level will receive various forms of recognition as detailed below:

$500 or more

Feast (Name or logo on t-shirt, route map and website)


Dinner (Name on t-shirt, route map and website)


Buffet (Name on route map and website)

Up to $149

Picnic (Name on website)

Last year, fifteen local sponsors contributed over $3,600 (See our Results Page for details). These contributions in combination with funds raised by over 200 CROP walkers from local schools, civic organizations and churches totaled more than $32,000 for hunger programs in 2016.

In DuPage County, over 40,000 persons suffer periodically from hunger each year. In the five towns of Downers Grove, Westmont, Darien, Woodridge and Lisle which comprise the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk, more than 3,300 families are regularly in need of food assistance. You can help our campaign and your organization by becoming a sponsor of the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk. Over the 30 years of our existence, the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk has raised over $738,000 with $184,000 going to local hunger relief agencies.

We welcome your support, and we would appreciate your reply by September 1, 2017 to give time for printing your business name on walker incentives and maps. You can pay in one of two ways:

  1. By Check: Please make your check payable to Friends of the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk and mail it to the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk treasurer:
    Ray Osborn
    5928 Northgate Court
    Woodridge, IL  60517
    Phone: 630/515-8418
  2. Online: Please go to the SouthDuPage CROP Hunber Walk donations page, click on "Donate to a Team" and select "Business Donations". Please enter your organization's name in the message field. 

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