Mother's Day Walk for Peace
The Mother's Day Walk for Peace was started in 1996 so mothers of murdered children could receive support and love from their neighbors. Twenty-one years later, the Mother’s Day Walk continues to be a powerful way to honor our loved ones who have been murdered and embrace our partners in peacemaking. Through the years, it has become a way for thousands of people to financially support the work of the Louis D. Brown Peace Institute.
CELEBRATING 21 YEARS: IN UNITY THERE IS HEALING
We invite you to participate in the 21st Annual Mother’s Day Walk for Peace. The Mother’s Day Walk for Peace is a celebration of our potential to create more peaceful communities. Every year families from across the state and region walk together toward peace because in unity, there is healing! Join us on Mother’s Day to demand dignity and compassion for all families impacted by murder. The Mother’s Day Walk is also the Peace Institute’s most important fundraising event. We’re asking you to invest in community-based solutions to a complex problem. In 2017, our goal is to raise $400,000 for our critical programs and services.
Sunday, May 14, 2017 8:00am
Town Field Park, Fields Corner
Ways to get involved :
1. Register today!
Registration is now open and FREE. Register yourself, friends, and family online
or by sending in this form. All participants are encouraged to raise as many pledges as possible to help fund the programs of the Peace Institute, but there is no fundraising minimum to participate. A suggested goal is $100 per walker.
3. Start a virtual or walking fundraising team!
Set a fundraising goal and Increase the impact you make by asking your friends and family to support the Peace Institute with you. With social fundraising, it has never been easier to reach your fundraising goals. The best part is that you can personalize your fundraising team page with your own story and message to show others why the Peace Institute is important to you. Learn more here.
4. Be a Sponsor.
If you cannot participate in the Walk, but you would like to show your support, you can sponsor a walker or a team. If someone or a team you know has already registered for the Walk, you can search for them on this list and contribute to their effort.
5. Encourage your employer to become a Sponsor.
Sponsoring the Mother's Day Walk for Peace will garner positive community recognition, admiration and support for your business and demonstrate your company's commitment to building a peaceful Boston. See our sponsorship packet here.
Volunteers are a critical component contributing to the success of the Mother's Day Walk for Peace. Volunteers make a difference as their participation and fundraising accomplishments help ensure that we minimize our expenses and maximize our revenues. Sign up today.
7. Spread the word!
- Reach out to local papers and let them know you are participating. (click here for a sample letter)
- Tell your friends about the Walk! Download Frequently Asked Questions.
- Ask your contacts to support your participation in the Walk. (click here for a sample fundraising letter)
- Encourage your co-workers to participate and your employers to become a sponsor.
- Be social, share mothersdaywalk4peace.org on twitter and facebook! #mothersdaywalk4peace
- Change your facebook profile photo or banner to the image here.
Visit www.mothersdaywalk4peace.org for more ways to get involved.