Yearly Archives: 2016

Labor Day Weekend — To-Do List


LogoHunger Hike events are just two weeks away — and a lot of exciting things are planned for the Kick-off event and the 5K run. Hunger Hike gives YOU a chance to have a positive impact on your community AND have some FUN too! There’s a live DJ, Zumba, face painting, balloon animals, clowns, the Boilermaker Special, Purdue Pete & cheerleaders — and hot dogs, chips & water when you return from the 3K walk/hike.

Hunger Hike is also a wonderful team activity for your group. Each member raises money leading up to the big day — and the whole team gets together at Hunger Hike & celebrates their good work.


It’s a long weekend — so use this time to get started — and here is how in 8 easy steps:Hunger Hike 2014 - BR - 153 (853x1280)

  1. Go to First Giving— www.firstgiving.com
  2. Sign in (or create an account if this is your first time)
  3. Go to www.firstgiving.com/hungerhike/2016
  4. Click “Register” — select “one” for yourself — and follow the steps
  5. Join a “Team” or “Create” a Team
  6. Confirm your Fundraising Page
  7. Email all of your contacts asking them to support you and Hunger Hike.
    You may simply email a message and the link to your fundraising page to all of your contacts —OR—upload your email addresses and let First Giving do the work for you.
  8. Finally. Watch the donations come in — for you, for your team and for Hunger Hike!

If you choose to email your contacts outside of First Giving don’t forget to include the link to your fundraising page allowing your friends and family to donate to you online.


Also for your convenience, here is a sample message you may use or modify:

When I learned that millions of children go hungry, I decided to do something about it. I’m going to participate in the Greater Lafayette HUNGER HIKE and hope you will support me. I’m excited to be a part of this annual effort which raises funds for three nonprofits working to fight hunger locally, regionally & globally: Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. and the St. Thomas Aquinas Haiti Ministry. Any amount you can give will help! Please dig deep and donate through me online. Donating is simple, fast, secure and tax-deductible. Thank you for visiting my fundraising page. I really appreciate it. Together we will be helping hungry children and families. You can learn more by going to the Hunger Hike website(www.hungerhike.org). Thanks!


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Call or email us if you need any help (765-423-2691 | hungerhike@lumserve.org).
So — take a few minutes this long weekend and get started fundraising for Hunger Hike.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger.

| Donate Online | Hunger Hike—Online Fundraising | HH5K Run Registration |


If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike sponsor.
For more information on how to become 2016 Event Sponsor, email hungerhike@lumserve.org.


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Hunger Hike—Volunteers Opportunities


hungerhikefoodHunger Hike relies on dozens of volunteers for the Hunger Hike and the HH5K Run. Please consider becoming a Hunger Hike volunteer as well as a Hunger Hike fundraiser. Sign up to volunteer online, click HERE. Needs are as follows:


For more information, go to www.hungerhike.org/volunteer


 

Hunger Hike—Positive Impact & Fun Too


| Donate | Hunger Hike Registration | HH5K Run Registration |


Hunger Hike events are less than three weeks away — and a lot of exciting things are planned for the Kick-off event and the 5K run. Please become a Hunger Hike participant today! Join Purdue Coaches Sharon Versyp, Dave Kucik & Dave Shondell in beating last year’s amount of $101,000 — and make this a record breaking year.


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Hunger Hike is a wonderful team or group activity. Each member raises money leading up to the big day — and the team gets together at Hunger Hike and celebrates their good work.

And Hunger Hike is FUN! There’s a live DJ, Zumba, face painting, balloon animals, clowns, the Boilermaker Special, Purdue Cheerleaders, Purdue Pete — and hot dogs, chips & water when your return from the 3K walk/hike. Here are the details.


Hunger Hike 3K Walk
Sunday, September 18 at
Noon – Check in, DJ, BMS, clowns;
1:15 p.m – Zumba
2 p.m. – Kick off
Riehle Plaza, Lafayette

HH5K Run
Saturday, September 17 at
8 a.m. – Check in/registration
9 a.m. – Run begins
Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Ave., West Lafayette


To get involved in Hunger Hike 2016 and for more details — click HERE.


 

Purdue Coaches Team Up to Fight Hunger


FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE


Purdue Coaches Team Up to Fight Hunger — Hunger Hike 2016


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Dave Kucik, Sharon Versyp & Dave Shondell — Hunger Hike Honorary Co-chairs

LogoWest Lafayette, IN – Three prominent Purdue coaches have teamed up to fight hunger by participating and promoting Hunger Hike 2016. Coaches Sharon Versyp (women’s basketball), Dave Shondell (women’s volleyball) & Dave Kucik (rowing & crew) will be speaking out about the issues of hunger in Indiana and encouraging participation in one of the longest running, most well respected fundraising events — Hunger Hike.


Join us for this event; details are as follows:

  • Date: Wednesday, August 24
  • Time: 2:00 p.m.
  • Place: Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette

The Hunger Hike updates which will be announced are as follows:

  • HONORARY CO-CHAIRS: 2016 Co-chairs will offer remarks and be available for questions and one-on-one interviews
    • Sharon Versyp, Purdue Women’s Basketball head coach
    • David Kucik, Purdue Rowing & Crew Team head coach
    • Dave Shondell, Purdue Volleyball head coach
  • Hunger Hike
    • Kick-off Event — Sunday, September 18, 2 p.m., Riehle Plaza, N 2nd Street, Lafayette
    • Hunger Hike 5K Run – Saturday, September 17, 9 a.m., Celery Bog Nature Area (Cattail Trail Loop), Cumberland Avenue, West Lafayette
  • EVENT SPONSORS (to date): Diamond Level — Walmart & Sam’s Club;
    Gold Level — Alcoa, Inc., The Kroger Co., Cook Medical, and Bison Financial Group

Representatives from the three sponsoring organizations, Lafayette Urban Ministry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. & St. Thomas Aquinas Center,  will be available for questions and one-on-one interviews.


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For more information on Hunger Hike 2016, please visit our website at www.hungerhike.org.

Contacts:

Joe Micon
Executive Director
Lafayette Urban Ministry
765.423.2691
jmicon@lumserve.org

Katy Bunder
Executive Director
Food Finders Food Bank, Inc.
765.471.0062
kbunder@food-finders.org

Fr. Patrick Baikauskas, OP
Pastor, Director of Campus Ministry
St. Thomas Aquinas Center
765.743.4652
fatherpatrick@boilercatholics.org


More information:

  • Indiana Hunger Statistics
    • 15.5 percent in the state in 2015 said they were unable to afford enough food
    • One of every 6 children in Indiana is at risk of hunger
    • Proper nutrition is vital to the growth and development of children
    • Research indicates that even mild under-nutrition experienced by children during critical periods of growth impacts behavior, school performance, and their overall cognitive development
  • Hunger Hike is an annual Fall community fundraising weekend which includes the traditional 3K Walk on Sunday as well as a 5K run on Saturday.
    This year Hunger Hike is Saturday, September 17 & Sunday, September  18, 2016.
  • All Hunger Hike proceeds directly support the Lafayette Urban Ministry food assistance programs including the St. John’s/LUM Food Pantry, Food Finders Food Bank, Inc., and St. Thomas Aquinas Center’s Haitian Ministry including the Haiti Water Purification Project. Since early 1990s Lafayette Urban Ministry, St. Thomas Aquinas Center and Food Finders Food Bank, Inc. have been organizing a walk to support food programs locally, regionally and globally. Formerly known as the Crop Walk, it was officially renamed Hunger Hike in 1993.
  • Today, Hunger Hike gives companies, organizations, families & individuals many ways to be a part of a community event with a tremendous positive impact on “Fighting Hunger.”
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Hunger Hike 2016 — Get a Head Start


Hunger Hike 2016 — Get a Head Start


Hunger Hike is a community fundraising eveIMG_1579 (1222x1280)nt whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hungerlocally, regionally, & globally.

HH5K RunSaturday, September 17
9 a.m. – Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette (Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue)

Hunger Hike 3K WalkSunday, September 18
2 p.m. – Riehle Plaza, Lafayette


Get a head start in the race & hike against hunger!

Hunger Hike is a perfect fundraising event for your group — student organization, church group, civic group, team or family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any other way you choose.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

| Donate Online | Hunger Hike—Online Fundraising | HH5K Run Registration |


If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike sponsor. For more information on how to become 2016 Event Sponsor, email hungerhike@lumserve.org.


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Help Us Promote Hunger Hike — Print & post our flier, click HERE.

 

Hunger Hike 2016 — Get Started NOW


Hunger Hike 2016 — Get Started NOW


Hunger Hike is a community fundraising eveLogont whose mission is to Raise Awareness & Make a Difference in the Fight Against Hungerlocally, regionally, & globally.

HH5K RunSaturday, September 17
9 a.m. – Celery Bog Nature Area, West Lafayette (Parking at White Horse Christian Center, 1780 Cumberland Avenue)

Hunger Hike 3K WalkSunday, September 18
2 p.m. – Riehle Plaza, Lafayette


Hunger Hike is a perfect fundraising event for your group — student organization, church group, civic group, team or family. Put together a Hunger Hike team and start raising money using our online fundraising site — or any other way you choose.


We hope you’ll consider joining our Fight against Hunger. Here’s how to get started:

| Donate Online | Hunger Hike—Online Fundraising | HH5K Run Registration |


If you are a company owner — you also may become a Hunger Hike sponsor. For more information on how to become 2016 Event Sponsor, email hungerhike@lumserve.org.


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Hunger Hike 2015 Raises $101,282


Hunger Hike Exceeds 2015 Fundraising Goal


At a HH Logocelebration this past Monday, it was announced that Hunger Hike 2015 not only raised a record amount but also exceeded the 2015 fundraising goal. For the first time in the 50 year history of Hunger Hike — the amount raised exceeded $100,000. The total is $100,282 in cash donations plus $1,000 in donations of gift cards.

Special thanks to the Lafayette Life Foundation for our final 2015 donation of $5,000 which took us over top.

A majority of the money comes from local churches and their fundraising efforts. The top church fundraisers this year were as follows:


Hunger Hike was also blessed with donations from many local companies. The top event sponsor donations this year were as follows:


On hand for the celebration were two of the Hunger Hike honorary co-chairs —

  • Coach Sharon Versyp, Purdue Women’s 2016-01-04 Hunger Hike Celebration 052 borderBasketball and
  • Coach David Kucik, Purdue Crew {pictured above};
  • representatives for the City of Lafayette, St. Tom’s, Good Shepherd;
  • as well as event sponsors:
    • Steven Wien, Bison Financial Group &
    • Kelli Luttrell, Alcoa {pictured right}.

The celebration was capped off with the presentation of checks to representatives of the three sponsoring organizations —


Hunger Hike 2015 raised a grand total of $101,282

($1,000 in gift cards), with each organization receiving $33,760.


The proceeds from Hunger Hike 2015 will have a tremendous & immedi2016-01-04 Hunger Hike Celebration 050 borderate positive impact on the Fight Against Hunger — locally, regionally & globally. Thank you all again for making history this year at Hunger Hike.


Please mark your calendars for next year’s Hunger Hike event weekend — September 17 & 18, 2016. More information may be found on the Hunger Hike website at www.hungerhike.org.

If you wish to become a Hunger Hike 2016 event sponsor, please call or email Joe Micon (765-423-2691 | jmicon@lumserve.org).

If you wish to make an individual donation to Hunger Hike, click HERE.


More photos from the recent Hunger Hike celebration may be found HERE.


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