Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Walk at Derby Greenway to benefit Spooner House

Event Saturday is rain or shine 
DERBY - Spooner House invites walkers and runners to the Derby Greenway on Saturday starting at 9 a.m. (rain or shine) to take part in the 16th annual Walk for the Hungry and Homeless.  

Registration begins at 8:30 a.m. and walkers may begin whenever they arrive. 
Participants are asked to make donations in any amount that fits their budget, ask others to sponsor them for additional funds and seek matching donations from employers. 

However, a minimum donation of $20 will be required for each participant to receive the commemorative walk T-shirt.  
All proceeds benefit Spooner House in Shelton.

For walk registration and sponsorship forms or more information call 203-225-0453 ext. 102 to speak with Tony Vellucci, or e-mail him at avellucci@actspooner.org. 
Information is also at actspooner.org.

The entire walk route is 3.4 miles, but participants may travel any distance they choose. Water will be provided at the halfway point along the 1.7 mile Greenway.  

The Derby Greenway provides a safe, vehicle-free, boardwalk style route with great scenery along the Naugatuck River.   
Strollers are welcome, and participants may begin the route whenever they arrive. Use the Division Street entrance, park in BJ's parking lot and meet at the Derby Greenway fountain.

This year information on healthy living and blood pressure will be provided by Griffin Hospital's 
Valley Parish Nurse Program. 
Liquid Lunch will provide delicious homemade refreshments for all participants. 

Spooner House appreciates the generous support it received from Platinum sponsor, Valley Community Foundation for this year’s Walk for the Hungry and Homeless. 

Gold Sponsors are: AD-MERICA and Employment Options, LLC; Silver Sponsors are: Adams Hometown Markets, Aquarion Water Co., Calvert Safe & Lock, Gary’s East Coast Service (commercial appliance maintenance and repair), First Church of Christ in Woodbridge, Tuttle Insurance Group, Pepe Realty, Unilever and Webster Bank; Bronze Sponsors are: Data Tel, OEM Controls, Naugatuck Valley Savings and Loan, Staley Robeson and R.D. Scinto, Inc. 
An additional contribution was received by the Brookside Inn Restaurant in Oxford.
Donations of any amount are requested. 
However, a minimum $20 guarantees the participant will  receive a commemorative T-shirt.

Non-profit Area Congregations Together, Inc. was formed in 1979 to help fill gaps in the Naugatuck Valley’s social service network. 
Today, Spooner House is operated by ACT and devoted to helping clients establish self-sufficiency in an atmosphere of respect and dignity. 
Spooner House provides food and/or shelter and support services to approximately 200 men, women and children each year and is recognized as one of the most comprehensive emergency shelter programs in Connecticut and provides a week’s supply of groceries each month to participating families throughout the lower Naugatuck Valley. Area Congregations Together, Inc. is a partner agency of the Valley United Way.

This information is taken from a press release. 

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