South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk Recruiter Instructions

This page describes the responsibilities of a CROP Hunger Walk recruiter. First, a big thank you to all of you who have agreed to represent your church or organization in this way. Your work is vital to the success of the walk both in encouraging others to participate, providing them with information and advice, and ensuring that donations are collected efficiently.

Recruiters GuideWhat is your role?

  • Sign out donation envelopes for your team.
  • These are distributed at the kick-off rally on August 25. If you need more, you can get them from:

Gloria Dei Lutheran Church
4501 Main Street, Downers Grove, IL 60515 
(630) 968-6231 (ext. 0 for the office)
Office Hours: Monday to Friday - 9am to 4pm

Advertise CROP Hunger Walk

  • Make sure that your members are aware of the walk well in advance through announcements, bulletins, flyers, and/or emails.
  • Flyers, brochures, and posters are handed out at the kick-off rally and are available from the Gloria Dei office.
  • Other resources can be downloaded from the CROP Hunger Walk web pages.

Recruit walkers

  • Encourage your members to participate and arrange to hand out donation envelopes at meetings or services.
  • Write "South DuPage CROP Walk" and the date and time of the walk on each envelope.
  • When you hand out each envelope, record the name, phone and/or email address of the walker on the recruiter's packet.
  • Give unused envelopes to the treasurer at the walk. They can be used again next year.

Provide instructions to walkers

Help your members understand what they need to do to raise money, collect it and hand it in.

  • All walkers must sign the STATEMENT OF CONSENT on their envelope. If they are under 18, they need to ask a parent or guardian to sign as well.
  • Encourage them to register online (see below).
  • Suggest they invite their family, friends, neighbors, or colleagues to sponsor them on the walk.
  • Tell them they should collect the money (cash and/or checks) straight away and put them in their donation envelope - we no longer accept pledges.
  • Every walker must bring their envelope to the walk. They should seal the envelope and hand it in to one of the registration desks.
  • If they plan to collect money after the walk, ask them to pick up another envelope at the walk.
  • If someone takes a donation envelope but decides they cannot participate, please ask them to return the empty envelope to you so that it can be returned to the treasurer.

Bring recruiter packets to the walk

  • Please bring your recruiter packet, recording the names of all your recruits, along with any unused envelopes to the treasurer's desk.
  • We should account for every envelope, used and unused, to ensure they are not being used fraudulently. If possible, return all unused envelopes to the treasurer at the walk.

Online Donations

It is possible to register on the internet in order to receive credit card pledges online. You can do this in addition to or instead of collecting donations by hand. As a recruiter, we request that you set up an online team and inform the treasurer when you have done so. Then encourage your members to go online and join your team.

  1. Visit the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk Online Donations Page.
  2. Click on "Sign Up".
  3. Choose a name for your team and fill in the requested information. You have to fill in your own information as a walker before completing the team registration.
  4. Inform the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk treasurer, Ray Osborn, so that he can add a link to the team in the sidebar of the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk web pages.
  5. Tell your recruits to go to the South DuPage CROP Hunger Walk web page, click on your team link, and register online.
  6. They can then e-mail friends and relatives asking for online pledges.
  7. Tell them they can add their offline donations (cash and checks) to their online total from the "My HQ" tab of their online page. This makes their pledges eligible for CWS incentives. They will be contacted by CWS to make a selection after the walk.

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