Registeration Open:

How to Partcipate

  • 1 - Register

    Use the form above to register for the Walkathon.

  • 2 - Get pledges

    Download the Pledge form; Get everyone you know to sponsor you to walk.

  • 3 - Join the Walkathon

    Come to Burke Lake Park on Sept 14th (please bring your collected pledge funds)!

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ILP-DC Walk for Literacy - Sept 14th, 2008

ILP-DC Walk for Literacy

Sunday, Sept 14, 2008
8:30 am to Noon

Burke Lake Park   
(Near Ice Cream Parlor)
7315 Ox Road,
Fairfax Station, Virginia

  • Directions
  • Google Maps
  • Park Map (Watch for Ice Cream Parlor at Item 'C')

    No entry fee.

    Refreshments will be provided.

    Pledge Form

    By empowering every individual we serve with functional literacy and an understanding of their basic rights and responsibilities, ILP strives to be a catalyst for 100% literacy in India.

    1. How does the Walkathon help the cause of literacy?

      The funds you raise at the Walkathon will go towards funding literacy programs in India. For example: In 2004, ILP distributed $126,000 to 25 literacy projects run by NGOs [Non-governmental organizations] across 10 different states.

    2. How can I participate in the Walkathon?

      By following the simple instructions listed on the left. This includes registering online, printing out and filling the pledge form. Please remember to bring the completed pledge form and funds collected with you to the Walkathon.

    3. Who can I collect pledges from?

      Ask for pledges from friends, family, co-workers, neighbors, business associates, fellow students, teachers, your doctor, or just about anyone you know!

    4. How much money should I collect in pledges?

      Whatever you can. It takes an average of $30 to educate one person for a year in India and the money you raise will make a small contribution towards reducing illiteracy in India.

    5. What portion of the pledge funds I raise will actually reach India?

      All of the funds raised will go towards literacy projects in India. Since ILP is an entirely volunteer-based organization there are no overhead costs. Also, donations to ILP in the USA are 100% tax-deductible under Section 501(c)3 of the IRS code [Tax ID: #36-3779020].

    6. Are pledges optional?

      Yes. Your presence means more than the pledges.

    7. Can I volunteer for this (or any other) event?

      You certainly can. New enthusiastic volunteers always bring innovative and refreshing perspectives. We always welcome anybody who is interested to work with us.
      Please contact us either by email or phone 703.772.0737 and you will hear from us soon.

    We hope that you will join us in making this event a grand success!

    Event Flyer
    Pledge Form

    Organized with kind support from UTSAV