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Alternative Directions: Changing Lives One Step at a Time

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BENEFITING: ALTERNATIVE DIRECTIONS INC

EVENT DATE: Oct 18, 2014

Joanna Taylor

THE STORY:

Welcome and thank you for visiting my fundraising website for ADI!

On Saturday, October 18th I'll be running the Baltimore Half Marathon in order to raise money for Alternative Directions, Inc. (ADI)

Founded in Maryland in 1979, ADI (a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization) provides legal services to men and women in prison and comprehensive case management to those returning to their communities.  Throughout its 35-year history, ADI has helped hundreds of clients turn a new leaf to become independent, responsible citizens while also helping to reduce the recidivism rate in Baltimore City.  All donations will directly support the staff of ADI and help to sustain its five programs:

  1. Civil-Legal Services - pro-se legal services to men and women in prison (e.g. filing for divorce, child support modification, temporary guardianship)
  2. TAP/COMPACT (Turn About Program) - rehabilitation and case management for women upon their release from prison
  3. CHIP (Children of Incarcerated Parents)  - mentor and tutor services for children of incarcerated parents
  4. Positive Directions - case management during incarceration and upon release for 22-28-year-old offenders
  5. ACT (After Care Transition) - workshops within women's prisons highlighting the resources available to former inmates upon release

I joined the board of ADI last year and I can tell you that it has been truly awe-inspiring to see the progress of the clients and the dedication the staff devotes to their mission.  I encourage you to read more about ADI and its programs on their website.  In particular, I would highly suggest reading the stories of the men and women who have graduated from ADI's programs to see the effect ADI has had on their lives.

After reading the experiences of these men and women, you'll be able to better understand how a previously non-athletic/non-runner individual like myself could be inspired to run 13 miles early on a Saturday morning in the middle of fall.  With the clients and the staff in mind, I have been training very hard over the past few months and intend to run every mile. 

I hope you will consider donating to ADI and also joining me somewhere along the course on race day! 

THANK YOU!

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,590

MONEY RAISED
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  • ken & kathey taylor

    $200

  • Larissa Wohl

    $25

  • Nick & Laura Schwartz

    $50

  • Andrew Iacobucci

    $40

  • Aaron F

    $20

  • Steve & Carole Taylor

    $100

  • Kelsie Cooper

    $30

  • Chris Given

     

  • Pushps Subedi

    $50

  • Chris and Dawn McAndrew

    $50

  • JLi

    $28

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jose, Ginger & Caroline Galvez

    $60

  • Ginger & Patrick Oakley

    $67

  • TIM & ROBIN TAYLOR

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Mom

    $100

  • David McAndrew

    $50

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106% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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The Team: $1,590 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Joanna Taylor

Amount Raised

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103% Raised of $1,500 Goal

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Greg Manuel

Amount Raised

$40

Donor Comments

David McAndrew

David McAndrew

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mom

Mom

DONATION: $100

Way to go! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $110

4 years ago

TIM & ROBIN TAYLOR

TIM & ROBIN TAYLOR

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Ginger & Patrick Oakley

Ginger & Patrick Oakley

DONATION: $67

Just by being on the Board, you will make a difference! By running the race you are showing everyone how far you are willing to commit to those in need. You are awesome! 4 years ago

Jose, Ginger & Caroline Galvez

Jose, Ginger & Caroline Galvez

DONATION: $60

Go, Joanna, Go! Proud of you for your service to Alternate Directions. 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

JLi

JLi

DONATION: $28

This is how much a Razor scooter costs, but since Joanna INSISTS on running, I guess this will have to do. 4 years ago

Chris and Dawn McAndrew

Chris and Dawn McAndrew

DONATION: $50

4 years ago