BAPS Charities Hosts Walk Green 2018 in Sugar Land

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SUGAR LAND: Community members of all ages came out with their families to support the annual BAPS Charities Walk Green 2018 in Sugar Land, TX on Sunday, April 29, 2018 marks the third year that the annual BAPS Charities walkathon will benefit The Nature Conservancy and their effort to conserve the lands and waters on earth to sustain life for upcoming generations.

BAPS Charities will contribute $165,000, an equivalent of planting 130,000 trees, to The Nature Conservancy to support their initiative to plant a billion trees globally by 2025. In addition to supporting this global effort, this year’s BAPS Charities walkathon also supported Stafford MSD Education Foundation, Behind the Badge Charities and Ford Bend Education Foundation. Each of these local organizations plays a crucial role in the community and helps support its important members.

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Altogether, over 1500 participants attended the walk on Sunday morning. “I came here to walk today with the notion of ‘let’s grow together’. BAPS Charities has made it possible by hosting this walk – where we walk together and unite as one, with one goal” said Anjlika Patel, 15, from Sugar Land. Anjlika has participated in the BAPS Charities Walk Green efforts ever since she was a young child with her family, first in Chicago and now here in Houston.

Congressman Pete Olson congratulated the volunteers of BAPS Charities for their tremendous efforts during Hurricane Harvey relief work and energized the walkers before kicking off the Walk.

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BAPS Charities uses these opportunities to instill a spirit of service and commitment to preservation and environmental responsibility in community members. Events such as this help instill consciousness in everyone surrounding their actions, and, in turn, help inspire global harmony with nature. Commenting on activities of BAPS Charities, Bernadette Leaney, one of the sponsors of the Walk, said, “What I witnessed today is truly remarkable. You are a worldwide organization with 50,000 volunteers. I love your mission statement which is; bettering one person, betters the family which betters the community, the world and our future”.

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BAPS Charities aims to selflessly serve society through a variety of social projects and inspire tens of thousands of others to do the same. In addition to the 54 such annual walkathons hosted across North America this year, BAPS Charities hosts various programs to support and raise awareness for healthy living, environmental sustainability and educational initiatives around the world.

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About BAPS Charities
BAPS Charities is a global charity active in nine countries across five continents. Volunteers drive its efforts, dedicating a portion of their lives in selfless service of others, both in their local neighborhoods as well as globally. Working in five key areas, BAPS Charities aims to express a spirit of selfless service through Health Awareness, Educational Services, Humanitarian Relief, Environmental Protection & Preservation and Community Empowerment. From organizing Walkathons that raise funds for local and global needs, to supporting humanitarian relief in times of urgent need; from hosting community health fairs to sustaining hospitals and schools in developing countries, BAPS Charities provides an opportunity for individuals wishing to serve locally and globally.