Phoenix's Walk for Farm Animals

Phoenix’s Walk for Farm Animals!


Location: Margaret T. Hance Park - click HERE for updated map

*Meet us on the WEST side of Margaret T. Hance Park*

For questions, or if you'd like to volunteer at this meetup,

contact Rachel Colletta: [masked].

Hello All!

This year’s Walk in Phoenix is an amazing opportunity for the Valley to top our aggressive goal of $10,000! Last year we not only met but surpassed our goal, and this year with your help I know we can have another record-breaking year! All funds raised directly support Farm Sanctuary’s commitment to end cruelty to farm animals and promote compassionate living through rescue, education, and advocacy.

For example, $10 feeds 3 chickens for 1 month, $15 provides life saving antibiotics for 1 sheep, $30 feeds 1 pig for 1 month, and $50 provides clean bedding for 2 cows for 1 month.  For anyone wishing to learn more about Farm Sanctuary, please check out their website.


This event is a PERFECT and FUN opportunity to make a direct difference by raising awareness and funds to help rescued farm animals who depend on your advocacy efforts... animals such as Julia.

We encourage you to read Julia's story of survival, triumph and perseverance.

One of Julie's babies... forever to live in peace thanks to Farm Sanctuary!

Let's get started helping rescue farm animals whose lives continue to depend on the generosity and compassion of the animal advocacy community!



Saturday, October 27th.

  • Check-in begins at 9am.
  • The Walk will go from 10am to 11am.
  • There will be a celebration with complimentary snacks and a raffle with some awesome vegan themed prizes following the walk from 11am to 1pm:
  • Everyone is welcome to bring blankets, chairs, frisbees, etc., whatever you'd like, to enjoy at the celebration! There is a HUGE field at our disposal (please, no glass bottles).
  • Remember to bring cash for the raffle!  $2/ticket or $5 for 3 tickets. Prizes include gift certificates for local veg-friendly restaurants and other exciting vegan-themed prizes!

Note: Although some water will be available at the Walk, participants are encouraged to bring their own water bottles.

A BONUS! Dogs are welcome at this event!  Please keep in mind that there isn't much shade at the park (good thing for the positive turn in the weather); also please consider your dog's water needs.


The main parking lots are on Culver Street, between 3rd Ave and Central Ave (also, there is free overflow parking off Culver Street between 5th Ave and 3rd Ave).


Early registration for the walk is $15 ($5 for teens and free for children under 12).  Day of registration is $25, so I definitely recommend registering as soon as possible (this will also give you ample time to collect donations which can earn you all kinds of cool Farm Sanctuary-themed prizes!).

Mama Julia and her babies enjoying sunshine, playing in the water... loving life!


If unable to physically attend the Walk, you can still participate in the virtual walk titled "Sleep In for Farm Animals" (virtual walk registration here).  Virtual walkers are still eligible for prizes for donations earned!!  When signing up for this virtual walk, there will be an option to choose “Phoenix” as the city/team you would like to be affiliated with.

Please be sure to "like" the FACEBOOK PAGE.  Fundraising tips and encouragement will be offered weekly.

Thank you for your help in making the 2011 Walk for Farm Animals a record-breaking year.  Let's make 2012 another record-breaking year so even more animals can get the assistance they need.  We look forward to seeing you at this year's Walk!

Note: Meet us on the West side of Margaret T. Hance Park. Map here.

Best regards,

Rachel Colletta



Some helpful links:


Tips for raising money/donations

Prizes offered for donations earned!

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  • Veronica

    Much gratitude to Walk coordinators Rachel and Jeff Colletta and to the many volunteers who made this event such a wonderful gathering on behalf of farm animals everywhere. A great crowd of supporters participated in this important event -- thank you to everyonel!

    October 27, 2012

  • Rachel C.

    IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT: Thanks to the generosity of an anonymous donor, every donation Phoenix Walkers raise today (until midnight tonight) will be matched by up to $1000! This has the potential to have a HUGE impact for Farm Sanctuary and the animals. Please consider asking your friends and family to support you by donating to your fundraising page today!

    1 · October 23, 2012

  • Rachel C.

    Hey everyone! So excited to see you all at the Walk. Out of curiosity, might anyone be commuting from Chandler? Someone has reached out to me about a ride, so just thought I'd check :).

    September 28, 2012

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