Stepping out to bring love to life.
by Jen Pfitzner.
More than 700 people around Australia have put their feet where their heart is – and stepped out in 2019 for Walk My Way.
An initiative of Australian Lutheran World Service (ALWS), with generous sponsorship support from the LLL, Walk My Way is a 26km walking challenge. Walkers ask friends and family to sponsor them, and every $26 raised helps a refugee child go to school in countries like Kenya, Somalia and Djibouti.
Every walker receives a registration pack, including a Walk My Way t-shirt, an emergency bandage and a beautiful bag made by former refugees at the Lutheran Community Sewing Group in Albert Park, SA. LLL sponsorship covered the cost of registration packs, meaning walkers know the maximum amount of their efforts goes to support the overseas projects where ALWS works.
The LLL also provided a sweat towel for every walker, which is much-needed after a 26km trek – and especially useful for removing sand after beach walking in WA!
So far, Walk My Way walkers and generous ALWS supporters have given more than 10,000 refugee children the chance to go to school.
Walks have been held in the stunning autumnal Adelaide Hills, in the heat and humidity of Darwin, on the fabulous beaches of WA, on the Sunshine Coast in Qld and along the Yarra in Melbourne.
So with even more walks planned for 2020, even more children will have a chance to go to school – and change their future forever.
On behalf of these children and their families, ALWS sincerely thanks LLL Australia for its generous support which changes the lives of so many.
The LLL provided $7,500 in sponsorship to assist ALWS with meeting the needs of staging the 2019 Walk My Way event.