On April 10, 2010, approximately 450 walkers showed up at Reihle Plaza in downtown Lafayete, Indiana to collaborate on a major fundraising event for 9 different not-for-profit agencies in the Greater Lafayette area.
Vision of Hope was one of the agencies that participated in putting on the event, which allows local agencies to work together to raise funds collaboratively. Each partner agency recruited team captains that put together a team full of walkers. The teams could choose to support one agency or split the funds between all of the participating agencies.
This year, Vision of Hope had 12 teams walking to raise money for the ministry. What a success it was!!! Those 12 teams lead by their awesome team captains raised more than $18,000 in funds for Vision of Hope. All of those funds will be used to offset the cost of providing the Vision of Hope programming at no cost to the residents.
Additionally, corporate sponsorship and general team funds contributed an additional $2,000, so it looks like we will have raised about $21,000 – $22,000 during this exciting event. Keep an eye on our Enewsletter for the final total numbers. If you’d like to sign up to receive our newsletter, please follow this link.
We are so thankful for the thousands of people who pledged their support to the agencies involved. We are also very excited for next year’s walk. We’re already making plans.
We hope to make Homeward Bound 2011 a reunion event for Vision of Hope, brining back teams captained by VOH grads and resident families and friends from all over the country. Start planning now… We’re going to make it an all weekend reunion event, with the kickoff being the Homeward Bound 2011 walk! More info will follow.
In the meantime, enjoy these photos from our fun day!