MCJC will join 12 local churches to participate in the 2019 McHenry County CROP Hunger Walk on Sunday, September 29, 2019, from about 1:15 – 3:15 pm. The WALK distance is one mile. This MCJC undertaking is a partnership project of the MCJC Social Action Committee and the MCJC Religious School faculty and students.
Twenty-five percent of the money raised from the McHenry County CROP Hunger Walk will go to designated local food pantries. Seventy-five percent of the proceeds will be used by CWS/CROP to help develop programs that empower people in third world counties to meet their own food needs through agricultural training programs, by providing seeds and farm tools, and by helping to build wells and irrigation systems.
The 2018 MCJC CROP Hunger Walk Team raised $686. This year’s MCJC CROP Hunger Walk Team hopes to raise even more money. The following members of the MCJC community have stepped forward to participate in this year’s McHenry County CROP Hunger Walk: Davina/Jim/Sienna/Andrew Kelly, Dara & Seth Turnball, Brandon & Eli Pacyna, Jonah/Asher/London Markowitz, Carrie/Jason/Briella Bernstein, and Bruce Weiss.
If you would like to become an MCJC CROP Hunger Walk Team member, and if you would like to find out all the details related to participating in this important interfaith fundraising event, please contact either Bruce Weiss (815-338-2721) or Davina Kelly (847-659-8285).
We would also like to ask for the support of those in the MCJC community who cannot walk in this year’s McHenry County CROP Hunger Walk. The suggested donation of support is Chai ($18). Donation checks should be made payable to CWS/CROP and mailed to MCJC CROP Hunger WALK Team, c/o Bruce Weiss, 846 N. Madison Street, Woodstock, IL 60098-2833.
Donations can also be made online at crophungerwalk.org/mchenrycounty. Click “Donate,” click “Team,” write in “McHenry County Jewish Congregation,” fill in donation amount, enter your full name, enter your email, fill in payment information, and click on “Donate now.”
With much appreciation for your kind support of this important MCJC project,
Bruce Weiss, MCJC Social Action Chairperson
Davina Kelly, MCJC Religious School Faculty Member