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CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS' Fundraiser:

2nd Annual CYC Climb For Foster Youth

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BENEFITING: CALIFORNIA YOUTH CONNECTIONS

EVENT DATE: Aug 03, 2013

THE STORY:

On the weekend of August 2nd-August 4, 2013, several of us will be climbing to the top of Mt. Shasta in the name of Calfiornia's foster youth!

There are approximately 12 million Americans who have experienced foster care in America, with over 400,000 children in the system today. While the story we so often hear is laced with the hardship these children and adults have to endure, there is another -- wholly different – story: one etched in resilience and strength.

The California Youth Connection (CYC), a youth-run and led legislative advocacy organization, is composed of hundreds of current and former foster youth who are the embodiment of that inspirational story. Since CYC was founded in 1988, it has grown into powerful political force, not only bending the arc of California’s public policy around foster care, but empowering thousands of youth to speak directly to power. The example set by CYC and its young leaders has inspired as many as 106 youth-driven advocacy groups across the nation.

As a journalist, the director of Fostering Media Connections and now as a CYC board member, I have come to know the organization and the youth it represents intimately. As someone deeply committed to the movement CYC represents and the promise it holds for the future of not only children in foster care, but all children, I feel compelled to do whatever I can to help.

So, I am combining one of my passions, mountaineering with fundraising for this important cause. On August 3rd of this year, a group of climbers (which includes foster youth) and myself will take climb up 13,164-foot to the top of Mt. Shasta.

We have set up this account through crowdrise so that anyone interested in the climb can join us and raise funds to support CYC’s advocacy and youth empowerment work. In addition to joining us for the climb, you can support CYC by sponsoring or donating to the cause. You can go to www.calyouthconn.org/donate to donate online, or contact CYC’s Director of Development Jacque Lindeman to donate products and/or services.

Please join me in helping CYC’s foster youth reach new heights and rise above it all.

If you have any questions, please feel free to contact me at (415) 637-9959  or Jacque Lindeman at (415) 442-5060 or jacque@calyouthconn.org.

Thank you for your support,

Daniel Heimpel

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To This Fundraiser

$10,296

MONEY RAISED
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  • Caryl and Brijesh

    $50

  • Emily Truax & Family

    $75

  • Shaily Jaini Reichert

    $50

  • Daniel Heimpel

    $105

  • Mama Bear Revisited

    $100

  • Rex Manning

    $100

  • Katie Kelly

    $20

  • Christine

    $50

  • The Juice

    $75

  • Real Best Brother

    $100

  • Dad

    $150

  • Anne Cooley Youngblood

    $50

  • Jamie Lee Evans

    $15

  • Jamie Lee Evans

    $15

  • Liz M

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Chris Lawson

    $50

  • Lelia Johnson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Julia Duncan

    $30

  • Lenny

    $50

  • SF State Guardian Scholars

    $50

  • Karishma

    $25

  • SF State Guardian Scholars!

    $50

  • DMA

    $20

  • KP's Coffee Shack

    $50

  • kim

    $50

  • You Go Girl~!

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Christian Rongavilla

    $30

  • Glorybelle

    $20

  • Nathan Baxter

    $20

  • If you can guess I'll donate $20 more

    $20

  • Anna

     

  • Kelly

    $50

  • CR is the best!

    $125

  • Lola Joan of Arc

    $25

  • Nathan Bryant

     

  • Ty, Jake, Dave & Jen

    $100

  • Tan Lam

    $50

  • Becky and Adam

    $25

  • Gaye &Ron; Blumenthal

    $36

  • Annaleah

     

  • Papa Bear

    $150

  • Lauren Burmaster

    $15

  • Peter Fisher

    $25

  • Sarah Barlow and Walter Huston!

    $20

  • Boehm Family

    $20

  • Robin Shepard

     

  • Lynne Cattafi

    $25

  • Ken Berrick, Seneca Family of Agencies

    $100

  • Gary and Dosha

    $50

  • Samantha G

    $30

  • Denny

    $50

  • Nathan Swartley

    $25

  • Mike

    $50

  • Jimmy

    $50

  • Leslie

    $50

  • Rachel Bausch

    $100

  • The Guptas

     

  • Francesca

    $10

  • Peter Heinz and Analisa Cipriano

    $20

  • Rachel and Phil Hofman

    $25

  • Sam Cushman

    $20

  • JR

    $100

  • Meggie

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Jeff Bormaster

    $25

  • Mom and Dad

    $101

  • Ashwin Jaini

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Laura

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Ishani Chowdhury

     

  • Delvix Tahini

    $14

  • Wendy Knobel

    $80

  • Dillon Shea

    $35

  • Shelley Kim

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tory

    $20

  • Justin Bernier

     

  • Todd

    $50

  • R'n'D Window & Gutter Cleaning

    $50

  • Donated from a Swedish train

    $25

  • Sonny D.

    $200

  • Caitlin Hartney

    $25

  • Alfred J. Celador

    $50

  • Auntie MO

    $25

  • Jessica Long

    $100

  • Jessica Long

    $25

  • Jessica Long

    $25

  • Jessica Long

    $25

  • Jessica Long

    $25

  • Jessica Long

    $25

  • JB

    $25

  • Andrew Schapiro

    $20

  • Bob

    $50

  • Cousin Jeremy

    $50

  • Weezy and Jack

    $20

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69% Raised of $15,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $10,296 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Miriam Markowitz

Amount Raised

$2,871

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Elizabeth Mueller

Amount Raised

$1,390

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Sean Hughes

Amount Raised

$1,155

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Christie Renick

Amount Raised

$1,025

Fundraiser Title

Daniel Heimpel

Amount Raised

$995

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Doe

Amount Raised

$890

Fundraiser Title

Rishi Ahuja

Amount Raised

$525

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Clark

Amount Raised

$490

Donor Comments

Weezy and Jack

Weezy and Jack

DONATION: $20

Love you and we are so proud of you! 4 years ago

Cousin Jeremy

Cousin Jeremy

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Bob

Bob

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Andrew Schapiro

Andrew Schapiro

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

JB

JB

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

DONATION: $25

Congratulations on summitting, and thanks for making this weekend more fun. The car ride was lovely, and I plan to check out Imperial Spa soon! 4 years ago

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

DONATION: $25

Thank you for an amazing opportunity - and for all the wonderful work you do with CYC. This was an inspiring weekend - and a good reminder not to show up to my next climbing trip sleep-deprived. :) 4 years ago

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

DONATION: $25

Thanks for a fun car ride, Heather! I'm glad that I got the chance to meet you. 4 years ago

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

DONATION: $25

To the non-summiters! Thanks for an interesting conversation on the way down from base camp, and for everything you do with CYC. 4 years ago

Jessica Long

Jessica Long

DONATION: $25

Thank you so much for driving this weekend, and for sharing your stories about the wonderful work that you do. 4 years ago