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Urban Initiatives' Fundraiser:

Little Village

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THE STORY:

ABOUT THIS FUNDRAISING EFFORT

Urban Initiatives’ 1,050 Work to Play participants travel to play soccer with teams in communities throughout Chicago, crossing gang, cultural and racial boundaries to come together through a common love of soccer. The kids work hard in the classroom all week in order to take buses to other schools to participate in games that foster teamwork, soccer skills, and social inclusion. This travel is a critical component of the program and I am fundraising to sponsor Little Village Academy's transportation for the 2016-2017 school year. Every donation counts! Here are some giving levels for you to consider:

Cost per child per game: $10

Cost per child per year: $60

Cost per team per game: $200

Cost per school per year: $2,000 (this is my ultimate goal!)

ABOUT LITTLE VILLAGE

  • Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program in the spring of 2013.
  • Located in the Little Village neighborhood in Chicago and has 869 students.
  • 99% of the school population is hispanic. 99% come from low-income households.
  • You just got nutmegged by an unbelievably fast 3rd grader while a herd of parents looks on approvingly from the sidelines. You must be at Little Village Academy, where soccer is serious business. Attendance is on point, for players and parents.
  • School administrators have been known to follow up directly with students about their Work to Play Form scores. This team embodies the proverb, "it takes a village to raise a child" ...to kick your ass on the soccer field.

ABOUT URBAN INITIATIVES

Urban Initiatives’ mission is to empower Chicago’s underserved children to adopt healthy lifestyles, improve their academic performance, and build strong character through sports-based youth development programs. Their Work to Play program uses a child’s natural love of sports, namely soccer, to provide whole child youth development opportunities in four focus areas: physical fitness, health education, academic performance, and character development. This program focuses on K through 4th grade students in 35 Chicago Public Schools. Boys and girls are invited to join this free, fun-based soccer program regardless of skill level provided they maintain a certain standard of behavioral and academic performance in the classroom.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$2,922

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $60

  • Marissa Pines

     

  • Rebecca Hackman

    $25

  • Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

    $67

  • Martin

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The McGuire Family

    $100

  • Katie and Maciek

    $60

  • Deirdre

     

  • Lori Hurvitz

    $25

  • Sandy Korhorn

    $25

  • TC

    $100

  • Amy Le and John Keebler

    $60

  • Tana Hitch

    $100

  • 50

    $50

  • Carol and Gary Ulmer

    $200

  • Gregg & Carolyn Lemein

    $60

  • Sara Foster

    $60

  • Michael Stucchio

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Natalie Saegesser

    $25

  • Chris Horton

    $25

  • The Krylov Kontingent

    $100

  • Debbie Bertolami

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katie Dunning

    $25

  • Craig Gowin

    $25

  • DOLORES HITCH

    $60

  • Rodrigo Lopez

    $25

  • Eustathia Panousis

    $25

  • Rick Gordon & Vivian Vahlberg

    $120

  • David & Lisa

    $100

  • Gina Malopsy

    $25

  • Alyssa

    $50

  • Henry & Jessamyn Lopez

    $60

  • Stu

     

  • The nieces and nephews of Jamie Hitch

    $25

  • Robin Erickson

    $100

  • Radhe, Natalya, & Trevor Hitch

    $60

  • Annie Newboe

    $25

  • Svetlana and Jim Hitch

    $225

  • Desmond Fernando

    $25

  • Jim and Char Washburn

    $120

  • Erin E

    $25

  • Ty & Samina Hitch

    $25

  • Ashley Dobbins

    $20

  • Kathryn Biallas

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,922 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Jamie Hitch

Amount Raised

$2,922

 

112% Raised of $2,600 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Urban Initiatives

Amount Raised

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Donor Comments

Kathryn Biallas

Kathryn Biallas

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Ashley Dobbins

Ashley Dobbins

DONATION: $20

IU>MSU 2 years ago

Ty & Samina Hitch

Ty & Samina Hitch

DONATION: $25

Go Little Village Academy!!! 2 years ago

Erin E

Erin E

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Jim and Char Washburn

Jim and Char Washburn

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Desmond Fernando

Desmond Fernando

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Svetlana and Jim Hitch

Svetlana and Jim Hitch

DONATION: $225

2 years ago

Annie Newboe

Annie Newboe

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Radhe, Natalya, & Trevor Hitch

Radhe, Natalya, & Trevor Hitch

DONATION: $60

2 years ago

Robin Erickson

Robin Erickson

DONATION: $100

2 years ago