Walk & Knock newsletter

Walk and Knock
Volume 3, No. 2 | December 02, 2021

The Walk & Knocker

A quarterly newsletter for the Walk & Knock Family
 

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DRIVE & DROP TOODrive & Drop volunteers loading a truck

We are doing another Drive & Drop food drive this year — Saturday, Dec. 4. We’d planned to go back to porch pickup, but with the Delta virus surge, we decided discretion is the better part of valor and will do another Drive & Drop this year. Last year’s effort netted 134,000 pounds of food and $115,000 in financial donations.

MORE SITES

We have added two sites to the eight D&D sites we had last year: La Center and the Living Hope Church parking lot at 18th and Andresen streets. La Center will bring their donations to the semi at Ridgefield. The Clark County Food Bank again will host a site. See the map here, or an interactive version online.
 

2021 Drive & Drop map


SITE COORDINATORS

Dean Stenehjem, Ridgefield; Eric Hoppe, LaCenter; Ken Steinke, Battle Ground; Beth Ceron, Camas/Washougal; Adam Hegewald, 164th St. Parkrose Hardware; Jeff Fish and Carol Kreiter, Walmart Fourth Plain and Ward Road; Janet Elliott and Brian Rerick, Hudson's Bay High School; Tim Kraft, Living Hope Church; James Fitzgerald, Clark County Food Bank; and Joe Pauletto and Jill Sasser, Chuck’s Produce, Salmon Creek.

POSTCARDS

We will be again sending postcards with drive details to 185,000 homes and businesses throughout the county. These were a big hit last year, alerting those who didn’t know of W&K to our effort. We think they helped spur the huge increase in cash donations. NO BAGS are being sent out. Savings equals the cost of the postcards.


STUFF YOU NEEDDrive & Drop volunteers

Operations Veep Adam Hegewald and Board member (and map maker) Tim Kraft assisted by Board members Bill Lundin and Jeff Fish are handing logistics. They’re meeting weekly to figure out fork lifts and tote boxes and signs and porta potties and, well, everything needed on Drive Day. Drop site coordinators will be hearing more from them as we get closer.


Hey there

We are planning for sign wavers at the drop sites and perhaps other locations to help engage those not needed for truck loading. 
 

Freelance

If you want to organize a neighborhood donation pickup, feel free. Those donations can then be brought to a drop site. Please stay safe!


FREE ADVERTISING

Our postcard company — Active Media — is giving us a free article and photos in advertising magazines being sent to 54,000 Clark County households. Thanks Matt Nelson!
 

Stuffings

We will have advertising stuffers in thousands of statements being sent to Waste Connections and Riverview Bank customers. We’ve talked about this for years. Hats off to Sponsorship Coordinator Scott Miller for making it happen!


props

Welcome to new Treasurer Steve Staudinger. Steve is a longtime Lion (with over 15,000 Lion pins!) who has been a mentor to beginning Lion treasurers. He’s a real (ahem) treasure for us.

Roll out the barrels — Former Secretary Kay Hust has graciously agreed to take over as Barrel Coordinator from Sandy Conroy, who has done a fantastic job and will be there to help. Thanks Kay and Sandy!

Secretary? We’re looking for a new Secretary to replace Kandie King at year’s end, so if you or someone you know is interested, drop me a line.

Super Sponsors — Our wonderful Social Media coordinator Izzy Guetter is giving props to our sponsors by highlighting them on FaceBook. Please “like” and “share.”


feed the need

We focus on the giving and getting, but the need remains very real. According to our Food Bank:

  • There are 65,000 hungry people in Clark County
  • One in four people here are considered “food insecure”
  • Our food bank distributes more than 8 million pounds of food and 6.7 million meals a year
  • They provide resources to 43 partners at 130 distribution sites
  • In 2020, more than 117,000 people received food from our Food Bank
  • Food drives provide some of the healthiest and highest-quality food they receive
Sobering, I know. That’s why we do what we do. 

You've got a friend...  on Your Board

Tom Knappenberger, President
Adam Hegewald, VP, Operations
Janet Elliott, VP, Volunteers
Isabella Guetter, VP, Social Media
Steven Staudinger, Treasurer
Kandie King, Secretary
Justin Wood, Past President
Joe Pauletto, Board Member
James Fitzgerald, Board Member
Bill Lundin, Board Member
Jeff Fish, Board Member
Tim Kraft, Board Member
Scott Miller, Sponsorship Coordinator
Barbara Yasson, Clark County Amateur Radio Club

read more

Tom KappenbergerWe’re still figuring out all the details of this year’s Drive & Drop, but that’s the bones of it.
 
Questions? Drop me a line anytime – tomwalkandknock@gmail.com
 
Thanks for all you do!

Tom Knappenberger,
Walk & Knock President
 
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