Walking for Dreams was a record-breaking success!

WFD whole walk photo

Walking for Dreams--an annual friend-and-fund raiser for Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis--raised $39,008 on Sunday, May 21.  The goal was $20,000 and last year our organization raised $17,000, so this was a record-shattering amount.  Twenty walk teams from 17 sponsoring congregations, the board, the staff, and Woodforest National Bank all joined together and even won Family Promise an award for the most walkers (159) of any of the 20 nonprofits present. The total raised includes a generous $5,000 matching grant from the D.M. Cook Fund that Family Promise earned thanks to new and increased gifts.

PHOTOS (links to our organization's Facebook page)

DONATE (if you missed the event but still want to help)

We thank the Sycamore Foundation for organizing the event, Woodforest National Bank for sponsoring Family Promise's participation, LaTaryn J. for designing our team T-shirts, every walker/donor/prayer that made it possible.  We especially thank the volunteer team leaders of each team below who rallied the support to help us have the most successful event so far!

Team Totals (as of 5/24/17):

The first place congregational teams get their choice of van drivers or overnight hosts (provided by the board and staff of Family Promise) for their next hosting week.  What is a hosting week?  Find out here.

FIRST PLACE: FMC for Family Promise (First Mennonite) - 11 walkers - $5,078.56 

ALSO FIRST PLACE: IHC Walkers (Indianapolis Hebrew Congregation) - 2 walkers - $6,200*

  *Includes the $5K matching grant from D.M. Cook Fund, so we thought it fair to have dual winners!

Day Center Dreams (FPGI Staff) - 15 walkers - $5,295**

FPGI Board - 12 walkers - $4,455

  **The Board of Directors team won the "board vs. staff" competition because much of the staff team total above was not received by the May 21 deadline. The staff will graciously serve the board dinner at their July meeting, and are just thankful to still have their jobs after this competition. :)

Castleton Crew (Castleton UMC) - 8 walkers - $3,675

St. Peter's Dream Walkers (St. Peter's UCC) - 4 walkers - $2,429

Old Bethel Tenderfoots (Old Bethel UMC) - 20 walkers - $2,130

Fishers UMC (Fishers United Methodist) - 2 walkers - $1,700

Meridian Marchers (Meridian Street UMC) - 21 walkers - $1,660 - The team with the most walkers!

Team Woodforest (Woodforest Bank) - 12 walkers - $1,500

Westview Christian - 2 walkers - $850.84

ZUMC (Zionsville UMC) - 1 walker - $580.01

Cross and Crown (Cross and Crown Lutheran) - 5 walkers - $500

Team CORT - $500

Hearts & Paws - 9 walkers - $490

Walking for Homes (St. Michael's Episcopal) - 2 walkers - $475

Haughville SDA (Haughville Seventh Day Adventist) - 13 walkers - $345

Northminster Striders (Northminster Presbyterian) - 2 walkers - $340

All Souls Walkers (All Souls Unitarian) - 6 walkers - $290

Southport UMC - 6 walkers - $200

Faith Presbyterian - $200

Zippy ZPCers (Zionsville Presbyterian) - 5 walkers - $115

House for Change pilot update

Did your walk team utilitize the Houses for Change to raise money with kids?  We want to hear how it went, and we would love photos!  Email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. with the details.

 This year we launched the Houses for Change pilot in coordination with our Walking for Dreams event.  But Houses for Change can be utilized year round for any youth or children's group that wants to creatively support our mission.  These unique craft boxes can be decorated and used to collect donations.  Then bring your kids, youth group, Girl/Boy Scout troop, and more to the Family Promise Day Center for a tour and presentation about the need in the community and the impact the support will have. Contact Mike at 317-261-1562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the free undecorated boxes.


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