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Be Like Brit Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: BE LIKE BRIT

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

THE STORY:

In many ways, Britney Gengel from Rutland Massachusetts was a typical 19-year-old young woman, but her humor, passion and deep sense of caring for those less fortunate made her memorable to all who met her. It was her compassion for others that brought Britney to Haiti on January 11, 2010, just a day before the catastrophic earthquake that claimed an estimated 230,000 lives. Britney had spent the day visiting Haitian orphanages in Port-Au-Prince and just a few hours later, Britney, three of her fellow students, and two Lynn University professors lost their lives in the rubble of the Hotel Montana. Britney was missing for 33 days before her remains were recovered.  Fortunately, Britney’s dream did not die with her. Only hours before the earthquake, Britney sent a text message to her family that read: “They love us so much and everyone is so happy. They love what they have and they work so hard to get nowhere, yet they are all so appreciative. I want to move here and start an orphanage myself.” 

These forty words would sustain Britney’s family through the tragedy and, ultimately, serve as the driving force behind the establishment of the Be Like Brit Foundation and the decision to build an orphanage in Grand Goâve for the children of Haiti.

Today, the 19,000 sq. ft earthquake proof home, shaped in the letter B for Brit, stands strong as a beacon of hope for the people of Haiti. Today there are 66 beautiful children living and thriving at Be Like Brit.  All of our children have a safe home and bed to sleep in each night, three healthy meals a day, a quality education and a loving family.  We also welcome dozens of Britsionary volunteers to BLB each month who are helping our surrounding community in Haiti by building homes for families still living in temporary shelters, providing feeding programs and so much more.  We welcome you to learn more about us by visiting our website at BeLikeBrit.org and on Facebook at Facebook.com/belikebrit

Mission

Our commitment is to continue the compassion of Britney Gengel by serving the children of Haiti through sustaining a safe, nurturing home rooted in the virtues of Faith, Hope, and Love while developing a sense of social responsibility, community involvement, and unconditional love.

 

$21,940

MONEY RAISED
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  • Baupost Group, LLC - Matching Gift

    $10

  • KG

     

  • Laura Schakenbach

    $25

  • Parks Family

    $25

  • Sue & John Madaio

     

  • Kathy and John Lauring

    $100

  • Robyn Towner

    $50

  • Mancini Family

     

  • Trivia Night

     

  • Tina Lauring

    $50

  • Natalie Kinder

    $100

  • Mrs. Egan

    $50

  • The Ritchie Family

    $100

  • Richard & Susan Cullen

    $25

  • L & R Sales, Inc.

    $100

  • Kelly Kulla

    $50

  • Ron & Leslie Masiello

    $200

  • Todds

    $50

  • The Townsend family

    $100

  • James & Susanne Garvey

    $60

  • Gerard & Eileen Foley

    $80

  • The Briggs Family

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Olympus - Matching Gifts

    $1,200

  • Dean Geesler

    $100

  • Brock Romano

    $50

  • Bryan McCorry

     

  • Joanne & Charles Valade

    $50

  • Amanda

    $25

  • Delaney Benison

    $25

  • Tricia Iandoli

    $100

  • Karen Hughes

    $25

  • Melissa Dimos

    $27

  • Amanda

    $25

  • Kathy Sabina

    $50

  • Jen Samberg

    $25

  • Leslie Harrison

    $50

  • Stephen Oxley

    $200

  • The Schwalm Family

     

  • Chris McGrain

    $25

  • Lorrie Rizk

    $100

  • Stephen & Deborah McGrath

    $50

  • Melissa-Jean Provost

    $10

  • Melissa-Jean Provost

    $10

  • Carlene Hastings

    $25

  • kimberly Parente

    $100

  • Fran and Peg O'Brien

    $100

  • Clark Jane

    $13

  • Satish Vemuri

    $100

  • Rick Charron

    $100

  • The Cook Family

    $100

  • Angela Medeiros

     

  • Lynne and Greg Rohtstein

    $25

  • Tim & Patti MacPhee

    $250

  • Walsh

    $100

  • The Barbash Family

    $100

  • Adrian Marden

    $25

  • Adrian Marden

    $25

  • Joe and Prinzipia Duggan

    $150

  • Sophie Rocco

     

  • Rocco Family

     

  • Connolly Family

    $100

  • Jennifer Merrill

    $50

  • Holly Fischer

     

  • The Filiere Family

    $50

  • Bonnie Perron

    $10

  • Steven Davis

    $33

  • Sheila Harrington

    $250

  • Trisha and Steve Parker

    $100

  • The Purple Family

    $25

  • Nana

    $50

  • The Warwick Family

    $50

  • The Troiano Family

    $100

  • The Talbot Family

    $50

  • The Orciuch Family

    $100

  • The Collette Family

    $75

  • Kevin Xing

    $25

  • The Smith Family

    $100

  • Mom and Dad

    $500

  • Melanie Leary

    $10

  • The Long Family

    $100

  • Uncle Johnny

     

  • Brandon

    $50

  • Stephanie Whooten

    $50

  • Courtney Osier

     

  • Jack Ouellette

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Fiore Family

    $50

  • Joe Fantozzi & Family

    $100

  • Sarah, Mike and Aidan Rizk

    $100

  • Mike and Beth Piper

    $25

  • The Marshalls

    $50

  • Simone Snyder

     

  • John Capone

    $100

  • Josephine Haddade

    $25

  • Auntie Adele

    $100

  • The Foley Family

    $100

  • Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

    $40

  • Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

    $26

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166% Raised of $13,200 Goal

The Team: $21,940 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Joe Rezuke

Amount Raised

$11,177

 

112% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Foley

Amount Raised

$10,762

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

DONATION: $26

1 year ago

Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

Matching Gift - New Balance Athletics, Inc.

DONATION: $40

1 year ago

The Foley Family

The Foley Family

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Auntie Adele

Auntie Adele

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Josephine Haddade

Josephine Haddade

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

John Capone

John Capone

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Simone Snyder

Simone Snyder

Go Jenny! 1 year ago

The Marshalls

The Marshalls

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Mike and Beth Piper

Mike and Beth Piper

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Sarah, Mike and Aidan Rizk

Sarah, Mike and Aidan Rizk

DONATION: $100

1 year ago