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Little Village

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THE STORY:

Hi everyone,

As many of you know I have been actively involved on the junior board of a non for profit by the name of Urban Initiatives (UI). UI is a great organization with a tremendous group of individuals whose 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.

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.

I am working to raise as much money as possible for a specific school that is very near and dear to my heart: Little Village Academy. Any amount you can contribute would be put to great use by these future soccer or MLS stars. Below you will find specific monetary milestones and what they will cover:

Thanks so much for your consideration

Jamie

Donations of any denomination are welcome, but here are some metrics to guide you:

Cost/child/trip: $10.00

Cost/child/year: $60.00

Cost/bus/team: $200.00

Cost/School/Year: $2,000.00

About Little Village Academy

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.

Many of the children at Little Village have to deal with their school sitting on the dividing line between two gangs in their community as they go to and from school each day.

Work to Play practices are held before school at Little Village Academy. Each morning every soccer player comes in and says, “Good morning,” to each of their teammates and coaches. They do this not because it is the polite thing to do, but because it is a promise to have a good morning at practice and at school by showing each other respect.

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.

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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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112% Raised of $2,600 Goal

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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

1 year ago

Ashley Dobbins

Ashley Dobbins

DONATION: $20

IU>MSU 1 year ago

Ty & Samina Hitch

Ty & Samina Hitch

DONATION: $25

Go Little Village Academy!!! 1 year ago

Erin E

Erin E

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Jim and Char Washburn

Jim and Char Washburn

DONATION: $120

1 year ago

Desmond Fernando

Desmond Fernando

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Svetlana and Jim Hitch

Svetlana and Jim Hitch

DONATION: $225

1 year ago

Annie Newboe

Annie Newboe

DONATION: $25

1 year ago

Radhe, Natalya, & Trevor Hitch

Radhe, Natalya, & Trevor Hitch

DONATION: $60

1 year ago

Robin Erickson

Robin Erickson

DONATION: $100

1 year ago