2021 Walk For Hope
Start walking the first day of Spring, March 20, 2021!
Virtual Finish Line, June 13, 2021
Celebrating Common Hope’s 35th Anniversary and The Power of Walking the Extra Mile!
Virtual Finish Line, June 13, 2021
Let’s get together and show the world the power of walking the Extra Mile for students and families in Guatemala! Common Hope will be hosting its Walk for Hope this spring and registration is now open. Celebrate the first day of Spring by beginning your Walk For Hope! Walk on your own or get your coworkers, community members, friends, or family together and walk as a team. The best part is that you can walk from anywhere at any time! Then, on June 13 walkers across the world will cross the Virtual Finish Line and celebrate what we’ve made possible together.
Why We Walk
We walk because less than 20% of kids graduate from high school in Guatemala. We walk to support education for students living in poverty, so that they can graduate and help end generational poverty for their family. We walk for the kids just starting school, where they will likely hold a book for the first time. We walk so families have access to quality health care. We walk to help young people dream, grow, and succeed. We walk the Extra Mile to fight poverty with diplomas!
Last year, walkers raised more than $115,000 for Common Hope programs! Every dollar you raise Walking for Hope directly supports education for kids and health care, housing, and programs for their entire family.
What Your Walk Fundraising Makes Possible
Walk to Provide Distance Learning
$96 is the amount necessary to provide one month of programming to just one of Common Hope’s over 3,100+ students. Giving or raising $96 can support a student’s data plan, computer, or phone access to complete their homework assignments.
Walk to Provide Quality Health Care
$576 funds six months of programming for a student in Common Hope’s programs. These comprehensive programs include access to quality health care. Walking promotes good health during this pandemic, and access to health resources has never been more top of mind.
Walk to Provide Educational Coaching & Resources
$1,152 funds 100% of an entire year of programming to one Common Hope student. In 2021, this includes homework help through educational coaching, distance learning tools, health care, and much more. Help ensure students continue on the path to graduation.
How Will You Walk the Extra Mile?
Walk, run, skip, or dance! You can walk for hope YOUR way, whether it’s a mile a day or 5 miles on the weekends. Start walking in March so you can walk the Extra Mile and ask your network to support your walk goal! Walk on your own, walk with friends, family members, coworkers, or your neighborhood. Register as an individual or create a team! Common Hope welcomes teams of all sizes–from faith communities in Minnesota, to families in California, to corporate teams in Boston.
Check out some ideas below to start walking the Extra Mile! Get your network to cheer you on and support your walk goal!
Start walking now and walk 96 miles before June 13!
Walk one mile each day from now until June 13!
Walk a 5k every week or weekend!
Walk/hike your favorite mountain or trail!
Interested in Becoming an Event Sponsor?
Support and grow your company’s corporate responsibility efforts while also promoting healthy living and philanthropic initiatives! Common Hope offers corporate sponsorships with 100% of your company’s sponsorship supporting Common Hope programs and in turn, your company is promoted to our nationwide network of 500 walkers and 10,000 supporters. Connect with employees, promote team building, and walk the Extra Mile to make a difference!
The Power of Hope 35th Anniversary Sponsor – $15,000
The T-Shirt Sponsor – $3,500
Virtual Finish Line Sponsor(SOLD) The Education Sponsor(SOLD) The Health Care Sponsor(SOLD)
The Housing Sponsor – $1,500
The Social Work Sponsor(SOLD)
Becoming an Event Sponsor
If you would like to be a sponsor at this year’s Walk For Hope or have questions about corporate sponsorship, corporate walk teams, and registration, please contact Avi Mylrea at AviM@us.commonhope.org or call 651-287-0716. We look forward to partnering with you!
Thank You to Our 2021 Sponsors for Going the Extra Mile
Resources and Information for Walkers
How do I use my fundraising page? What can I share on my social media pages? Will I get a t-shirt? All these questions and more are answered below! Check out this section and discover everything you need to Walk the Extra Mile!
Still have questions? No problem! We’re here to help. Email Avi Mylrea at AviM@us.commonhope.org or call 651-917-0716.