Venture Rich is proud to be an in-kind sponsor for the 2020 Virtual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run, put on by St. Vincent de Paul Holy Family Orlando. The Society of St. Vincent de Paul is a Catholic lay organization that offers assistance to those who are needy and suffering. In the tradition of its founder, Blessed Frederic Ozanam and patron Saint Vincent de Paul, women and men are invited to donate their time and embrace all works of charity and justice.
With St. Vincent de Paul organizations located across the world, it’s a community of tens of thousands, helping millions of families in need. The Orlando branch is known locally for its outstanding food pantry, providing nutritious fresh, frozen and packaged food to over 12,000 guests, equal to 100,000 meals annually! Through food donations and cash donations that allow them to purchase discounted food from Second Harvest, starving souls know where to go if they need a meal. In addition to the food pantry, St. Vincent de Paul Holy Family provides shoes to barefoot children, holiday food baskets to families during difficult times, toys to underserved families, and a whole host of other charitable and generous acts.
Another annual event that provides meals to hungry families is the annual Friends of the Poor Walk/Run! In previous years, hundreds of people joined St. Vincent de Paul to walk, run, stroll, or saunter for 3.1 miles. It was always an amazing demonstration of brotherhood and sisterhood as communities came together to have fun while helping those in need! This year, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic, in order to protect everyone’s health and safety, they’re going virtual. Your $25 registration will help St. Vincent de Paul provide meals for the hungry while also allowing you to join them virtually as you run the 5K in your own neighborhood, on a treadmill, or anywhere that suits you!
Venture Rich will be participating, and every penny raised feeds the poor. Last year they raised enough money to provide over 100,000 meals throughout Central Florida. Put together a team, register, and join St. Vincent de Paul and Venture Rich starting on November 1st to see if we can beat last year’s charitable record!
This very special event starts November 1 and ends November 8th. Your race bibs and finisher certificates will be virtual and downloadable, and you can share your participation on social media – just tag @svdp_holyfamily and use hashtag #WalkRunFeed in your video or photo!
Register today (https://runsignup.com/Race/FL/
Orlando/ SVdPHolyFamilyFriendsOfThePoor ) and we’ll see you (virtually) on your run!