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12th Annual – FRIENDS of the POOR WALK

Join us at the beautiful, Scotch Ridge Nature Park Trail on Saturday, September 23, 2023. Your donations help us help others with emergency needs, utilities, food, clothes, furniture, transportation, holiday baskets (90), toys and monetary monthly gifts to the area food pantry and meals.

St. Vincent de Paul of Des Moines serves more than 32,000 individuals a year with food, clothing, shelter, and financial assistance! Donations and household items are welcome at the sites or you can call for a pick-up, 515-282-8327.

You can register in advance online at or on the day of the event at 9:00 a.m.  The walk begins at 9:30 a.m.  Food, beverages, door prizes and music will be provided! There will be a shuttle available.

T-shirts are available.

Thank you to our many sponsors! Advertising and volunteer opportunities are available.

Event sponsored by St. Vincent de Paul Society, St. Elizabeth Seton Conference, Carlisle Iowa.  This will be one of over 120 walks happening all over the United States that weekend.

Call Moe Kauzlarich for more information at 515-778-3596