Hike for Hope

The VIRTUAL Hike for Hope was a Success!
May 17, 2020

For more than 20 years, our dedicated volunteers, sponsors and friends have been coming together every May to Hike for Hope (Hike or Bike in years past) in support of Family Promise and our programs empowering working families who are homeless. When the COVID-19 outbreak began, we quickly made a decision to go forward with the Hike for Hope – virtually!

Family Promise Virtual Hike for Hope 2020Even in this unchartered territory, individuals and sponsors signed on, teams were formed and fundraising began! Our generous sponsors are Freedom Bank, Sharp, TD Bank and Visions Federal Credit Union – all who came back again as sponsors even though they knew they could not physically have a presence at the event. In the weeks leading up to the big day of May 17th, teams connected virtually via social media for fundraising contests and digital challenges, sharing photos and reaching out to friends and family to support their upcoming Hike. As more and more got involved and funds came in, it was clear that not even a global pandemic could stop Family Promise’s amazing supporters!

 

On Sunday, May 17th, we kicked off the big day on Zoom with a welcome from Kate Duggan and dance party with DJ Scott Reddin, who has been spinning tunes rain or shine at the Hike for Hope for the past five years. Everyone was sent forth with instructions to complete their 3-mile Hike any way they pleased – as long as they were safely practicing social distancing and wearing a face cover when appropriate. It was a beautiful day, so Hikers walked in their neighborhoods, in parks, went for a hike on a nature trail – apart from their team members but also together in spirit and in support of Family Promise and those we serve.

We are grateful and astounded by our extraordinary supporters who year after year do not let anything stop them – not rain, nor cold nor COVID-19 – from going the extra mile (or 3) for Family Promise. Together, Hike for Hope participants raised $33,000 for Family Promise! Thank you!

Here are our Hike for Hope 2020 Top Fundraisers!

 

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS

First Place: Team ADAM

Congratulations to Team ADAM, who, with a grand total of $5,225 in funds raised, is the top fundraising team for Hike for Hope 2020! Steve and Beverly Rosignolo of Team ADAM have been involved in Hike for Hope for many years, and continue to participate in memory of their son, Adam, who had a passion for helping the homeless and was instrumental in organizing their church’s Hike or Bike efforts. You can learn more about Adam’s story here.

Second Place: Team Fleisher

A top contender week after week, Team Fleisher raised a total of $5,136, making them our second place winner!

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS

First Place: Julia Lebow

Julia Lebow raised $2,461 as part of her Bat Mitzvah project.

Second Place: Jake Belenson

Both our second and third place winners decided to forfeit their prize, making Jake Belenson the winner! Jake is a member of the Family Promise Youth Council Team, and worked to raise $1,492.

THANK YOU and Congratulations!

The VIRTUAL Hike for Hope was a Success!
May 17, 2020

For more than 20 years, our dedicated volunteers, sponsors and friends have been coming together every May to Hike for Hope (Hike or Bike in years past) in support of Family Promise and our programs empowering working families who are homeless. When the COVID-19 outbreak began, we quickly made a decision to go forward with the Hike for Hope – virtually!

Family Promise Virtual Hike for Hope 2020Even in this unchartered territory, individuals and sponsors signed on, teams were formed and fundraising began! Our generous sponsors are Freedom Bank, Sharp, TD Bank and Visions Federal Credit Union – all who came back again as sponsors even though they knew they could not physically have a presence at the event. In the weeks leading up to the big day of May 17th, teams connected virtually via social media for fundraising contests and digital challenges, sharing photos and reaching out to friends and family to support their upcoming Hike. As more and more got involved and funds came in, it was clear that not even a global pandemic could stop Family Promise’s amazing supporters!

On Sunday, May 17th, we kicked off the big day on Zoom with a welcome from Kate Duggan and dance party with DJ Scott Reddin, who has been spinning tunes rain or shine at the Hike for Hope for the past five years. Everyone was sent forth with instructions to complete their 3-mile Hike any way they pleased – as long as they were safely practicing social distancing and wearing a face cover when appropriate. It was a beautiful day, so Hikers walked in their neighborhoods, in parks, went for a hike on a nature trail – apart from their team members but also together in spirit and in support of Family Promise and those we serve.

We are grateful and astounded by our extraordinary supporters who year after year do not let anything stop them – not rain, nor cold nor COVID-19 – from going the extra mile (or 3) for Family Promise. Together, Hike for Hope participants raised $33,000 for Family Promise! Thank you!

Here are our Hike for Hope 2020 Top Fundraisers!

 

TOP FUNDRAISING TEAMS

First Place: Team ADAM

Congratulations to Team ADAM, who, with a grand total of $5,225 in funds raised, is the top fundraising team for Hike for Hope 2020! Steve and Beverly Rosignolo of Team ADAM have been involved in Hike for Hope for many years, and continue to participate in memory of their son, Adam, who had a passion for helping the homeless and was instrumental in organizing their church’s Hike or Bike efforts. You can learn more about Adam’s story here.

Second Place: Team Fleisher

A top contender week after week, Team Fleisher raised a total of $5,136, making them our second place winner!

TOP INDIVIDUAL FUNDRAISERS

First Place: Julia Lebow

Julia Lebow raised $2,461 as part of her Bat Mitzvah project.

Second Place: Jake Belenson

Both our second and third place winners decided to forfeit their prize, making Jake Belenson the winner! Jake is a member of the Family Promise Youth Council Team, and worked to raise $1,492.

THANK YOU and Congratulations!