GERTRUDE FRASCH's Fundraiser:

Team MBHP Boston Marathon 2012

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Wow. 12 days left! Thank you to all my donors to date! You rock!!!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

Do you have a top tune that you can listen to over and over again; leave for awhile, come back, and like a good friend, it's still there ready to party down or just chill?  Mine is, "Every single soul", by Michael Franti and Spearhead.  I met this gem of tune by accident one day back in 2002 because I bought an album based on the cover (yup, I am one of those people who does that).  The rest is history: graduating college, joining the Marine Corps, giving birth to my beautiful son, Paxton Wayne, and now, the Boston Marathon.

I have never run a marathon or set out to raise $5,000.  Yet, here I am, training to run the 2012 Boston Marathon in support of the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership to end homelessness one mile at a time (www.mbhp.org).  What possessed me to do this, I am not sure really.  I think more than anything, I just felt like it.  Working in a pinkish-grey cubicle, right underneath a vent that blows cold, stinky air can make you do crazy things I guess.

Fortunately, this marathon isn’t about me.  It is about MBHP’s mission to end homeless in Boston and 29 surrounding areas.  MBHP provides individuals and families with the tools, support and education to find and maintain affordable housing.  MBHP also reaches out to over 4,300 property owners and management companies to ensure tenants have safe, decent housing.  Some of the programs available through MBHP are the family self sufficiency program, housing consumer education center and property owner services.  The success stories through MBHP are a direct result of people’s charitable donations, whether it is $25 or $100.  Every dollar counts.

Having a place to call home is more than just a structure made of wooden beams and nails.  It is a place where memories are made, where responsibility is learned, dance moves are practiced and hugs perfected.  It is a place free from judgment and a place to rest your feet.  It is these simple truths that push me to train and fundraise in support of Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership.  By donating towards MBHP on my behalf, you and I are providing countless individuals and families the opportunity to get back on their own two feet and become stronger, which in turn will strengthen our community.

Come April 16th, I hope to have achieved raising $5,000 and to finish the race before the sun sets.  Thank you for taking the time to read my story and for your donation. 

“I'd like to sing a little song
dedicated to the people who would like to sing along
'cause every little song has little beats and notes
like every little lake has little trees and boats
all people deserve a safe and warm home
'cause every single soul is a poem” – Lyrics Michael Franti, song “Every single soul”


 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,282

MONEY RAISED
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  • Mom & Dad

    $100

  • Eli Clifford

    $50

  • G Ma Dee

    $100

  • Joshua

    $100

  • Ava Grace

    $50

  • The Cowles Family

    $75

  • Kim and John Campbell

    $50

  • Chad and Heather Quirion

    $50

  • The Edsell-V... Family

    $26

  • The Gillis Family

    $50

  • Melissa Powell

    $100

  • Barton Mines Corporat... matching donati...

    $50

  • Patricia & Charles Maloy

    $25

  • Colleagues & Friends of Linda Ozier

    $20

  • Pele

    $100

  • Lisa Doble Deyeso

    $30

  • Uda Bongrass

    $100

  • Abigail Vargus & David Korka

    $50

  • The Ford's

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Miriam Tashjian & Kids

    $50

  • The Incredib... (dawnie,...

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $16

  • The Cote Family

    $25

  • Marilynne Smith Quarcoo

    $50

  • The Dube Family

    $50

  • Paxton Wayne Frasch

    $100

  • Mrs. Holton

    $20

  • Horses Running Through The Field

    $50

  • Leach Family

    $50

  • Amanda Miller

    $50

  • Josh

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Annie Tetrault

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Heather Bouchard

    $50

  • Mika and Emily Babcock

    $30

  • The Stowell Family

    $25

  • Paula Coleman

    $25

  • Payeur Family

    $25

  • Tim and Diana

    $100

  • Breton Family

    $25

  • The Lapu Family/T... (PNG)

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,326 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Linda Ozier

Amount Raised:

$5,731

 

96% Raised of $6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hannah Lodi

Amount Raised:

$5,284

 

106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Maria Dias

Amount Raised:

$5,021

Fundraiser Title

Jesse Edsell-Vetter

Amount Raised:

$2,913

 

146% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

GERTRUDE FRASCH

Amount Raised:

$2,282

Fundraiser Title

METROPOLITAN BOSTON HOUSING PARTNER...

Amount Raised:

$1,095

 

5% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Joey Alioto

Amount Raised:

$0

Fundraiser Title

Peter Hicks

Amount Raised:

$0

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

The Lapu Family/Tribe (PNG)

The Lapu Family/Tribe (PNG)

DONATION: $50

Donated in memory of your Grandpa, John G Lapu, Uncle Manasseh N Lapu and Cousin, Alice A Orouke. And the tribe....BONGAR! 2 years ago

Breton Family

Breton Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Tim and Diana

Tim and Diana

DONATION: $100

You go girl! 2 years ago

Payeur Family

Payeur Family

DONATION: $25

2 years ago