A cause I care about needs help

Dear Beloved Family and Friends,

In honor of my 60th birthday, Ingvar and I had planned to walk the 500-mile pilgrimage route of the Camino de Santiago in Spain.  But Covid changed all that...

So, not giving up on my dream, I walked every street of Reykjavík, Iceland - a Covid-free city - for a total of 500 miles.

                                                    And I walked for a cause!  

As a devoted board member of The United States Association of The Catechesis of the Good Shepherd, I advocate for the spiritual lives of children. I do this work because I believe that a child who builds the essential experiences of faith, hope, and love in their communities will have the resources of heart to live always for the light.  

Your lovely gift will honor this milestone birthday and support the work that is my life's passion.

My trusty app recorded that the 500-mile distance was 1,055,023 steps!!!  

Please support me at $1 a step until all the steps are covered -
whatever number you want to purchase - one to one million ;)

The Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation holds the endowment for this work.   In the endowment, your gift will be a "forever gift" - generating resources for years to come.  Your gift supports: 

           - scholarships and financial aid
           - grants
           - advocacy and resources for marginalized
              and nascent communities

           - the operational needs of CGSUSA

Please learn more about us at: www.cgsusa.org

Thank you so much.  I am grateful for your support of my dream. 

With Love and Blessings,


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Claudia Petursson 
Kirkland, WA
Oak Park-River Forest Community Foundation 
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