For the past three years, our Pathfinders Pumpkin Run has been a great success in helping our at-risk youth engage in the action of generosity as well as in donating pumpkins and cooking meals to those in need in various New South Wales towns and cities. About 20 tonnes of pumpkins and produce grown and harvested by our out-of-home care kids have been donated to hundreds of men, women, children and families in need through the Pumpkin Run since 2014.
Unforunately, two fields of pumpkins that Pathfinders’ staff and young people planted at Tilbuster Station in Armidale for this year’s Pumpkin Run have perished after the perfect storm of wet weather, heat waves, cold conditions and undeveloped seedlings prevented the vegetables from growing!
Instead of calling it off, we’re determined to move forward with the Pumpkin Run and are now calling on members of the region to help make it happen.
Our goal is to collect 6 tonnes of pumpkins and produce through donations from generous members of the community who want to be a part of making this special event happen not only for the homeless population and others in need who receive warm meals and hearty veggies, but also for our vulnerable youth who look forward to lending their hands to help others.
If you would like to donate pumpkins or produce, you can contact Noelia at 0429371489 or firstname.lastname@example.org to coordinate the best time and place for us to pick up your donation. You can also donate pumpkins and other vegetables by dropping them off at any of our Pathfinders office locations listed below. No donation is too small as we come together to make a difference for those in need.
Armidale: 87 Beardy St
Inverell: 3 Glen Innes Rd
Glen Innes: 359 Grey St
Tamworth: 127 Bridge St
Moree: Shop 7a, 147 Balo St
Taree: 109 Victoria St
Port Macquarie: Suite 3, 109 William St
Kempsey: 51 Smith St
Coffs Harbour: 54 Mooney St
COUNTDOWN UNTIL THE PATHFINDERS PUMPKIN RUN 2017
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