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Deadline: Saturday, May 11, 2013

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2013 Walk for Hope

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Date and Time:

Saturday, May 11, 2013
9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Location and Directions:

HopeTree Family Services Salem Campus
860 Mount Vernon Lane
Salem, VA 24153
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Join us Saturday, May 11th for the 21st Annual Walk for Hope, benefiting HopeTree Family Services!

Every day, HopeTree works to make a positive impact on each person in our care. This year, we dedicate Saturday, May 11th, to making an even bigger impact for the at-risk kids and adults we serve by hosting the 21st Annual Walk for Hope, and we need your help.

Thanks to donations from team leaders, walkers, sponsors and volunteers like you, we raised more than $10,000 at last year’s Walk. This year, we’re confident that we can double that amount.

Your support is vital in reaching our $20,000 goal!

Be a source of hope in the lives of those who depend on us for care, and Walk for Hope on May 11th.


How Can You Help?

  • Register as a Walker. Click the “participate” button at the top of the page. Create your own customizable Walker page and recruit your family, friends, neighbors, and coworkers to support you. You can automatically publish your page to social media sites like Facebook and Twitter by clicking the icons, and there's a built-in email function so you can send the link directly to your contacts. It easy, interactive, and a fun way to raise money for the Walk, plus you could win a great prize as the top individual fundraiser!
  • Become a Team Leader. Click the "participate" button to register as a Walker and create a team that you manage. Send words of encouragement to your team members and recruit others to join you. Compete to win the prize as the top team leader!
  • Make a One-Time Donation. Click to “give” button at the top of the page and pick a Walker to support, send your donation directly to HopeTree by mail, or show up event day and deliver your donation in person.
  • Volunteer. Contact Julia at or (540) 389-2112 if you'd like to help out on event day.
  • Sponsor the Walk: Opportunities include monetary and/or product donations. Contact Julia at or (540) 389-2112 for more information. 

Please note that there is NO charge to walk, but this is our annual community fundraiser. As a nonprofit organization, any contributions made to HopeTree are tax-deductible.


Prizes will be awarded to the top Walker who raises the most money, the Walker who recruits the highest number of supporters, and the top business/corporation that raises the most money. Businesses and corporations are marked with an asterisk (*) in the walker name.


Walk Details

Route: There are two options. A three-mile Downtown Salem Course and a shorter HopeTree Campus Course.

Registration: 8:30 to 9:00 am

Walk Start: 9:00 am

Post Walk Activities

Following the Walk, stick around for some family fun with games, prizes, information from local vendors, and a complimentary lunch!



Top Walkers:

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Contact: Erin Cooper


HopeTree Family Services

HopeTree Family Services offers a wide range of ministries for at-risk children and youth and their families across Virginia, including:

  • Treatment Foster Care introduces children who need stable, loving homes to families who can provide them. We operate Foster Care offices in Salem and Chester.
  • HopeTree Academy provides a fully-accredited secondary educational program for our residents and day students from surrounding jurisdictions while they cope with their individual circumstances.
  • Residential Care provides long-term opportunities for the spiritual, social, psychological, and emotional growth of at-risk youth.
  • Independent Living offers a way for youth to gradually join the adult world of independence through life skills classes.
  • The WOODS Program (Wilderness Outdoor Opportunity Discovery School) teaches discipline through high-adventure learning in a highly structured environment.

We also serve the needs of adults with intellectual disabilities and their families through our Developmental Disabilities Ministry which operates 17 Christian group homes across Virginia. 

Christian Education provides opportunities for our youth and adults to participate in regular chapel services and bible studies on campus and throughout the community. Ministry groups and individuals from local churches and organization also volunteer their time to provide programs and activities for our residents.

HopeTree Family Services is supported by the Virginia Baptist Children’s Home & Family Services Foundation, and is a mission partner of the Virginia Baptist Mission Board.

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