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Buddhist Global Relief’s “Walk to Feed the Hungry” 

 

 

 

 

 

On Saturday, October 21, Buddhist Global Relief (BGR) will hold a “Walk to Feed the Hungry” right here in Portland for the first time, and Portland Friends of the Dhamma is delighted to host the event. Please join us for this festive afternoon!

BGR (chaired by Ven. Bhikkhu Bodhi) undertakes projects that provide food aid to people afflicted by malnutrition and starvation. To raise awareness and funds, BGR holds annual “Walks to Feed the Hungry” throughout the US. These Walks bring diverse folks together to express compassion-in-action with a shared purpose: to help people around the world escape chronic hunger. It will be uplifting indeed to surround ourselves with friends united in such a beautiful intention!

We’ll walk from PFoD to SE Hawthorne & Cesar Chavez Blvd. and back again (two miles). Before we start, Pacific Hermitage Abbot Ajahn Sudanto and PFoD Spiritual Director Sakula  will offer reflections on compassion and generosity.

To Walk or participate, click here to register online. You can register as a team or an individual. (To register as an individual, select “I do not want to join a team.”)

• Participation is free; you don’t have to donate to walk.

• Childcare for those children who cannot walk with their parents will be organized by Jessica Swanson, coordinator of PFoD’s Children’s Program. Email Jessica with questions and to RSVP for childcare.

• We will also lead a simple program, including walking and sitting meditation at the Center for those who cannot walk this distance. Please register even if you plan to stay at the Center.

To Donate at any time, visit our Portland Walk home page and click the “Donate” button. Anyone can donate—even friends from afar!

To Fundraise you can create your own Walk to Feed the Hungry page to encourage and track donations from friends and family. (Here’s an example). While you’re registering online, just follow the options to “Create a personal fundraising page.” —It’s easy.

More Ways To Show Your Support

• Spread the word!

• Volunteer. We’ll need help planning and conducting the Walk. Contact tena.hoke@gmail.com if you’d like to learn more.

When & Where

Date: Saturday, October 21, 2017

Schedule:

12:00 – 12:45 Registration

12:45 – 1:00 Reflections by Ajahn Sudanto & Sakula

1:00 – 2:30 Walk

2:30 – 3:00 Refreshments, Closing

3:00 Clean-up

Location:

Portland Friends of the Dhamma

1404 SE 25th Ave. Portland, OR 97214

Contacts

Matthew Grad for general inquiries: matthewgrad@gmail.com

Tena Hoke for volunteering: tena.hoke@gmail.com