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Heart & Sole Circle

Heart & Solers are the Walk for Hunger & 5K Run's elite group of top fundraisers who individually raise $500 or more. Our Heart & Solers receive special recognition, personalized fundraising support, exclusive event gear and benefits as well as invitations to special Heart & Sole Circle events, including the Walk for Hunger Kick-Off Breakfast, Heart & Sole Social, and special volunteer opportunities. 

There are three tiers to being a Heart & Soler, and joining this elite circle of supports is within reach. We have an abundance of fundraising tips and resources to help you achieve your goal, and a dedicated staff that will be there to help you every step of the way. 

Heart & Sole Fundraising Levels:


Heart & Sole Champion or Youth Champion

In order to become a Heart & Sole Champion, each individual must raise $1,000 or more. If the participant is 17 years or younger, they can become a Heart & Sole Youth Champion and will only be required to raise $750 or more. 

In addition to fundraising, each Champion must also meet two out of the five below functions:

  • Recruit three or more friends or family members to participate in the Walk - form a team or have them join your existing team! Or your friends can start their own teams!
  • Hold at least one fundraising event (bake sale, yard sale, craft sale, dinner fundraiser, fundraiser at work, etc.)
    • Check out our Fundraising Easy as A-Z fundraising resource which offers more than 40 creative fundraising ideas to help jump-start your creativity.
  • Dedicate one day at the Project Bread office and volunteer your time helping us advance our mission and fundraising goals. If you cannot physically come to our office, we can provide tasks for you to complete at home.
  • Speak on behalf of Project Bread at Walk for Hunger events and for media opportunities.
  • Register for both the Walk and 5K Run - join the Walk for Hunger Endurance Team! 

The deadline to enroll as a 2018 Heart & Sole Champion has passed. We appreciate the support from each of our Champions! If you are interested in learning more about becoming a Champion in 2019, please contact Eric Si, Walk Campaign Manager, at 617-239-2506 or

Heart & Sole FAQs

Do matching gifts count toward Heart & Sole fundraising totals?
Yes, your employer and your donors' employers can make matching gifts that will count toward your donation total!

Are Walk Volunteers eligible to become members of the Heart & Sole Circle?
Absolutely! Many Volunteers raise $500 or more to become Heart & Sole Volunteers. 

Are Runners eligible to become members of the Heart & Sole Circle?
Absolutely! Runners who raise $500 or more become Heart & Solers too. Many runners participate in both the 5K and the Walk, too!

If a Walk team collectively raises $500, do they all become Heart & Sole Walkers?
No, only Walkers who individually raise $500 or more can become Heart & Sole Walkers. However, Walkers are invited to start a team of Heart & Sole Walkers and will be considered part of the Heart & Sole Circle provided each Walker’s individual pledge sheet/online pledge page totals at least $500. 

What if a Walker cannot raise $500 by the day of the Walk? Is there any chance for Heart & Sole Circle membership?
Yes. Walkers are welcome to and strongly encouraged to continue fundraising after the Walk. Mail all donations to:

Project Bread - The Walk for Hunger
Attn: Heart & Sole Circle
145 Border Street
East Boston, MA 02128