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2017 San Jose Walk to Feed the Hungry

September 16 @ 7:30 am - 12:30 pm

How often do you feel powerless when you see a hungry homeless person in your neighbourhood, on your screens, and around the world?

Spotlighting this worldwide need, the BBC recently did a pictorial report on the first 1000 days of a child’s life revealing the devastating effects of hunger and chronic malnutrition on a person’s ability to thrive.  http://www.bbc.com/news/in-pictures-40555452.

Now we can make a difference.  The 2017 San Jose Walk to Feed the Hungry supporting Buddhist Global Relief’s worldwide projects to end hunger and chronic malnutrition will be held on Saturday, 16 September 2017.  This year’s 6.5 mile walk will be a pilgrimage from Buddhi Vihara Buddhist Temple, 402 Knowles Ave, in Santa Clara to Chung Tai Zen Center, 750 E Arques Ave, in Sunnyvale.

All walkers will enjoy a complimentary meal at Chung Tai Zen Center.  Please register online at First Giving if you plan on staying for lunch.  https://www.firstgiving.com/41678/2017-san-jose-ca-walk-to-feed-the-hungry

Check in at Buddhi Vihara at 7:30AM to 8:00AM; Coffee and pastries will be served.

You can help by walking, donating, sponsoring a walker or team, shopping (yes! Shopping) and/or publicising this life-changing event.  Ways to Contribute:  

Sponsor me:  https://www.firstgiving.com/fundraiser/casey-chainee/2017-san-jose-ca-walk-to-feed-the-hungry   Donate to BGR:    https://www.buddhistglobalrelief.org/index.php/en/  Form a team or register as a solo walker on https://www.firstgiving.com/41678/2017-san-jose-ca-walk-to-feed-the-hungry  Enroll in AMAZON SMILE and choose Buddhist Global Relief as your charity of choice.  5% of all purchases on Amazon Smile will go to BGR.   https://smile.amazon.com/  Check if your employer offers a Corporate Matching Program for charities of your choice.  

Send a check or money order to:  Buddhist Global Relief, 2020 Route 301, Carmel, NY 10512.  Please specify that you are donating to the 2017 San Jose Walk.  Please consider giving whatever you can afford because every little bit adds up to make a huge difference in the life of someone waiting for their next meal.   All donations to BGR are tax deductible for US residents.

 

 

 

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September 16
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7:30 am - 12:30 pm
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https://www.firstgiving.com/41678/2017-san-jose-ca-walk-to-feed-the-hungry