The Solidarity Walk is Sister Parish’s largest outreach and fundraising event of the year.
Every year, Sister Parish communities in the US, Guatemala and El Salvador raise money for Sister Parish by hosting Solidarity Walks in their communities. The walk is also a time to gather for reflection and prayer.
This year’s theme is “Year of Encounter” and we are celebrating how Sister Parish encounters affect our lives. In November of 2016, Sister Parish members from the U.S., El Salvador, and Guatemala will gather for an event and the annual Solidarity Walk as part of this year’s Open Delegation. We invite you to join us by organizing in your community.
To organize a Solidarity Walk, you can use the following materials:
If your community is not hosting a walk this year, you can still participate.
- Organize a “Solidarity Encounter”, a lunch, or other event to raise awareness about Sister Parish. A number of churches in 2015 organized alternative events. Just send us pictures to share with your partner community. If you need ideas, our Fundraising and Awareness Packet has examples of activities organized by Sister Parish churches.
- Sponsor the Solidarity Walk in Guatemala and El Salvador. You can pledge to support the walkers from your partner community. All funds donated to this walk will be used for community visits and activities in Guatemala and El Salvador.
Contact us with any questions about organizing or sponsoring a walk or similar event.