Who We Are
The CWS Innovation Hub was conceptualized in response to these changing demands. We strive to become experts at designing and implementing groundbreaking new projects, facilitating collaborative partnerships, and trying out new solutions to complex and deep-rooted problems. Our philosophy is that we can benefit both from the strength of our experience and our willingness to venture into new territory.
We hope to promote a culture of cooperation and creativity in the development field and the nonprofit sector as a whole, starting with CWS, while developing deep, personal working relationships.
CWS Innovation Hub’s mandate is to investigate, explore & experiment innovation initiatives. The intent is to be able to “inject” proven strategic initiatives into CWS, in order to further drive effectiveness & efficiencies.
We strive to develop innovative new projects that engage diverse communities in building a better world. We look for effective new vehicles for fundraising through better engagement from diverse audiences, leverage technology & forging new partnerships.
Make a Donation
We can't create a better world without you. Every dollar you donate goes to provide CWS programs around the world with additional resources, staffing & training that is so crucial in fighting back to ending hunger and creating a world where there is enough for all.
What We Do
Here at the CWS Innovation Hub, we have one goal, to do good and help others learn how they can make the world a little better through everyday simple steps. Being a global humanitarian isn't limited to making a donation (though we will never turn down your financial support!), it's about making a conscious effort every day to be good and do good. We want to create a world where there is #Enough4All, but we know that we are greater as one so we created ways for you to get involved without having to leave your couch. From easy ways to stay informed to taking it to the next level and volunteering, anyway you want and can give back, we've got it! Check our the links below and #LiveWithPurpose
The 11th Annual 100 Mile Hunger Walk
Another Year Finished
The 100 Mile Hunger Walk is an annual event founded by CWS's Executive Vice President, Maurice Bloem, in 2012 to raise awareness and funds to fight hunger around the world. Inspired by the spirit of volunteerism behind the CWS-sponsored CROP Hunger Walk, a community-organized charity event that takes place in over 500 locations across the U.S. each year, Bloem set out on his own journey.
Each year Bloem walks 100 miles through our CWS and CROP communities and spends his time meeting with our CROP volunteer teams, our beneficiaries, local community members, political officials, students, artists, and other like-minded individuals who work to support their community, end hunger, and promote a healthy and nutritious lifestyle.
The 2023 100 Mile took place from March 26 - April 1 in Seattle, WA and in July 2023 we closed our fundraising campaign after raising $16,000! All the proceeds go to support CWS's global programs that work to create a world where there is enough for all.
Check out the Walk Talk Listen podcast to hear stories from the walk and listen to interviews with some of the local Seattle CROP hunger walk leaders and local agencies they support.
Our Partner Organization: Religica
We are thrilled to announce that the 100 Mile Hunger Walk has been awarded the 2020 Pioneers in SDGs: Change Maker Award by The Journalists and Writers Foundation at the 2020 United Nations General Assembly.