Hannah Lodi's Fundraiser:

Team MBHP Boston Marathon 2012

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Hannah

Finished my first Boston Marathon! What a rewarding and awesome experience! Thanks for all your support - couldn't have done it without you!

via Crowdrise 2 years ago

THE STORY:

 

Dear Family and Friends,

Since I last wrote you, I’ve learned that when I tell people that I’m running the Boston Marathon, a common reaction is “why would you ever want to run 26 miles?” Here’s why:

I am raising money for the Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership(MBHP), a nonprofit organization that helps lower-income individuals and families find affordable housing, avoid homelessness and achieve economic independence.

My goal is to raise at least $5,000. With race day fast approaching, I’m getting closer. Thanks to everyone who has contributed. If you haven’t given yet, please do so. Your donation will support job training and other programs that help individuals and families stabilize their lives.

A woman named Fatme symbolizes what MBHP does every day. A single mother with an infant son, she stayed with her family for awhile but ended up homeless. Eventually, she found her way to MBHP, where she worked with a housing specialist on a housing search plan that included job and skills training, such as how to keep a budget. After four months in a shelter, Fatme qualified for state housing assistance and moved into her own apartment. MBHP helped connect her with emergency funds for clothes, furniture and household items. With a roof over her head, Fatme and her son are safe, and now she can take steps toward pursuing a career.  There are more success stories like this on the MBHP web site

In order to continue this work, MBHP needs your support. I can attest to this because I work at MBHP. Since joining the organization in Aug. 2011, I have been impressed with MBHP’s ability to help hundreds of lower-income families and staggered by how large the problem of poverty is. There were more than 15,000 people who experienced homelessness in Massachusetts last year – an increase of more than six percent from the previous year.  This is why I’m running. MBHP needs your support.

To donate, go to www.crowdrise.com/2012TeamMBHP/fundraiser/HannahLodi. Or send a check, payable to Metropolitan Boston Housing Partnership or MBHP. On the check, note: Team MBHP, Boston Marathon, Hannah Lodi. Mail your donation to: MBHP, 125 Lincoln St., 5th Floor, Boston, MA 02111, Attn: Development Office.

My training has being going well. I’ve been blessed by great weather and the encouragement of family and friends. My mother, father and friend Anna have run with me. I’ve made the 12-mile run from work to home several times. I have trained on Heartbreak Hill and have run 15 miles along the ocean in Jamestown, Rhode Island with my Aunt Paula, who is running the marathon too. In March, my dad, aunt and I ran Stu’s 30K – a traditional marathon tune-up.  Before race day, I will have done a 20-mile run.   

I’d be lying if I said running long distance is fun. When you have to run up a hill at 18 miles, it’s painful. What keeps me going is thinking about who I’m running for – people like Fatme who are trying to build a better life. Please help me raise money to fight homelessness. Thank you for your support. I will be thinking of you all on race day.

--- Hannah Lodi 

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To This Fundraiser

$5,284

MONEY RAISED
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  • Barbara Chandler

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    $75

  • Laurie Leavitt

     

  • Robert and Elizabeth Capstick

     

  • Elena + Paul Oxford

    $50

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    $50

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    $25

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  • Bonnie Ciambotti and Eric Ziering

    $100

  • Esther Gruber

    $150

  • Michael Faraca

    $75

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  • Pat & Rich Small

    $50

  • Richard and Christina Parker

    $50

  • Rachel Lodi

     

  • Neil Rohr

     

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  • Mike Jackson

     

  • Kelly Guenther

     

  • Jane Berman

     

  • Linda & Carlo

    $300

  • Michael Beck

    $40

  • Susan Abookire and Chris Peckins

     

  • Matt + Kim

    $25

  • Kara Pellegrino

    $40

  • The Lenci Family

    $100

  • Marianne Votta

    $50

  • The Edsell-V... Family

    $26

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Kathleen and Benjamin Locke

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Pele

    $100

  • Greig Cranna

    $50

  • Elizabeth Gruber + Rus Lodi

    $250

  • (Matching gift)

    $250

  • Katharine Powers

    $75

  • Andrew Gruber

     

  • Edwin Montolio

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Megan Lahr

     

  • Anne Rousseau

     

  • Anna Lind Mitkevic...

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  • Jeremy Carpenter

    $100

  • Barbara Chandler

    $100

  • Diane and Martin Weinberg

    $50

  • Sylvia Kelly

     

  • Laura Pichardo

    $20

  • Yuri Santil

     

  • Andres Olivo

     

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  • Danny

    $20

  • Betsy Rudnick & Bruce Posner

    $50

  • Mary Beth & Jon McIntyre

    $100

  • cstack

     

  • Kolin Burgoyne

    $101

  • Katie Fee

    $50

  • Gail Latimore

    $35

  • Owen

    $50

  • The Nelsons

     

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106% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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

The Nelsons

The Nelsons

Go Hannah! We hope you have a great race. You're wonderful to run for such a great cause. 2 years ago

Owen

Owen

DONATION: $50

"....with hope in our hearts and wings on our heels." (Chariots of Fire) 2 years ago

Gail Latimore

Gail Latimore

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Katie Fee

Katie Fee

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Kolin Burgoyne

Kolin Burgoyne

DONATION: $101

2 years ago