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cropped-gfl.jpgThe history of the Good Friday Walk:

Thirty-seven years ago, the issues of hunger and homelessness were becoming an area of deep concern.

The lives of the poor among us were a clarion call to all those concerned with poverty – and all that poverty generates.  At first, and for several years afterwards, the Walk primarily was a work of the Roman Catholic parishes in the City of Providence.

It grew as a faith experience and as a means to raise funds for local, national, and international groups struggling to end hunger and homelessness.

The participating groups and churches began to grow when the Walk Board of Directors invited those of other denominations to participate.  The effort was well received.  The Walk has grown to 800 to 1000 walkers and year after year has raised $25,000 to $50,000 with our goal this year sitting at $100,000. The intent always has been to remain an all-volunteer organization to maximize the distribution of funds.  This labor of love joins individuals and organizations in a way that is both a faith and action-filled experience.

Today, in 2015, these same concerns are even more pervasive and widespread, touching more people than ever.

The Walk is supported by a broad cross-section of religious denominations and communities, schools, nonprofit organizations, and businesses.  This year Good Friday falls on April 3rd. Please Join Us!

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