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Hike for Hope

Family Promise of Bergen County event to support homeless families

Lace up your sneakers and step into spring— the Family Promise Hike for Hope is celebrating its 30th anniversary!

We are thrilled to announce that for the first time since 2019, the Hike for Hope will be returning to a fully in-person format. So grab your friends and join us on Sunday, May 7th at Van Neste Square Memorial Park in Ridgewood in support of the working families experiencing homelessness that Family Promise serves.

Since 1993, the Hike for Hope—formerly known as the Hike or Bike—has brought families, youth groups, civic organizations, congregations, and individuals of all ages together to bring awareness to family homelessness and raise funds for Family Promise of Bergen County’s shelter and support programs. Participants will complete a three-mile walk through the heart of downtown Ridgewood, beginning and ending at Van Neste Square. Afterwards, our hikers will enjoy activities, giveaways, snacks, music, games, contests, and more!

Here’s how to get started:
Register here to form a team, join an existing one, or sign-up as an individual. Then, create your own personalized fundraising page and tell the world why you’re participating in the Family Promise Hike for Hope! You’ll also be able to connect with supporters via social media, track your fundraising goals, and complete fun, online challenges to collect activity points. On the day of our event, prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

  • Top Individual Fundraiser
  • Top Congregational Team
  • Top Non-Congregational Team
  • Most Activity Points

All registered hikers will receive a 2023 Hike for Hope 30th Anniversary t-shirt. Any teams that raise $350 or more by Monday, April 3 will get their team’s name featured on this year’s t-shirt!

Registration Fees
Adults & Kids 12 and up: $30 per person
Kids ages 6-11: $15 per person
Children 5 and under: Free

Happy hiking, and thank you for supporting Family Promise of Bergen County!

Hike for Hope is a great community service activity for kids and teens looking for community service hours or volunteer opportunities. For inquiries regarding groups or for more information, please contact Amy Ebeling at aebeling@bergenfamilypromise.org.


Family Promise of Bergen County sponsor


Family Promise sponsor
Family Promise of Bergen County event sponsor