Support homeless working families and their children by embarking on your very own "hike from home"! Grab your friends from work, club, or community group and complete a three-mile trek any time from now until 6 PM on Sunday, May 1. Take a stroll through your neighborhood, explore a new hiking trail, or hop on a treadmill--it doesn't matter where you walk, as long as you get your steps in.
While our Hike for Hope will be remote, please join us for our Party in the Parking Lot on Saturday, April 30 at our Ridgewood location to celebrate funds raised and families helped! The party will feature music, games, snacks, contests, and more.
By being a part of our Hike for Hope, you will support Family Promise of Bergen County’s mission to empower working families who are homeless to become permanently self-sufficient. Funds raised will benefit our shelter and support programs, which include financial education, job training, educational advancement, childcare, and more.
Ready, Set, Go! Here's how to get started:
Register as a Team or as an Individual
Sign up now at the top of the page and follow steps to complete registration. You can join an existing team or create a new, or choose to participate on your own. All registrants will receive a 2022 Hike for Hope t-shirt and swag bag (while supplies last).
Personalize Your Fundraising Page
Add a picture, link your social media, and tell the world why supporting Family Promise is important to you.
Ask your friends and family to donate to your Hike for Hope campaign by sharing your fundraising page via text, email, and social media, or recruit them to join your team—the more people involved, the more we can raise to help the homeless, working families that Family Promise serves. Check how you and your team's progress measures up to other Hikers on our Leaderboards. Prizes will be awarded to the Top Fundraising Individual, Top Fundraising Team, and Top Fundraising Congregation!
Complete Online Challenges
Earn points and connect with other Hikers by participating in online activities, such as taking quizzes, creating videos, posting pictures, and more. The individual Hiker that earns the most activity points by Sunday, May 1 will win a prize!
Come Celebrate With Us!
Get pumped! Grab your team and come to our Party in the Parking Lot on Saturday, April 30th for snacks, music, games, contests, and more. Stay tuned for more details!
Complete Your 3-Mile Hike for Hope
Take a stroll with your family through your neighborhood, explore a new path in your favorite park, or hop on a treadmill—it’s up to you! It doesn’t matter how you complete your three-mile hike, as long as you get your steps in by Sunday, May 1. Be sure to post pictures of your hike on Instagram with the hashtag #HikeforHope2022 and tag Family Promise at @FamilyPromise_BC—we’ll share some photos on this site and on our social pages.
By being a part of the Hike for Hope, you will support Family Promise’s mission to empower working families who are homeless to become self-sufficient. Funds raised will benefit our programs providing shelter and support, including financial education, job training, childcare and more. Thank you in advance for your help!
Adults & Youth 11 and up: $25 per person
Youth ages 6-10: $10 per person
Children 5 and under: Free
Hike for Hope is a great community service activity for kids and teens looking for volunteer opportunities. For inquiries regarding groups or for more information, please contact Amy Ebeling at firstname.lastname@example.org.
SATURDAY, APRIL 30 | 11 AM - 1 PM
It's time to party! Even though all Hikers are to complete their three-mile hike, walk, or run on their own, all 2022 registrants are invited to the Hike for Hope Party in the Parking Lot to celebrate funds raised and families served. Please join us for games, music, snacks, contests, and more! Longtime Hike for Hope DJ Scott Reddin will be on site playing your favorite tunes, and swag bags and t-shirts (which are included in registration) will be available for pick-up. Stop by and celebrate with us, we can't wait to see you!
When: Saturday, April 30 from 11 AM-1 PM
Where: 100 Dayton Street, Ridgewood, NJ (in the parking lot of the Ridgewood United Methodist Church)
Learn more about the Party in the Parking Lot here.
Family Promise of Bergen County's vision is a community where every working family has a stable home and the means to create a better life. Our mission is to empower homeless, working families by providing temporary housing and personalized support, including financial education, job training, resiliency and life-skill workshops, transportation, childcare, and more. We also address hunger through the nightly Walk-In Dinner Program, which since 1991 has served more than 1.2 million meals to people in need.
All funds raised through the Hike for Hope will directly benefit Family Promise's shelter and support programs that help families permanently break the cycle of homelessness for themselves and future generations.