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Urban Initiatives' Fundraiser:

Howe

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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 Howe Elementary’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 HOWE

  • Joined Urban Initiatives’ Work to Play program in the spring of 2012.
  • Located in the Austin neighborhood in Chicago and has 522 students.
  • 97% of the school population is African American. 98% come from low-income households.
  • Howe starts off every practice with a very fun relay race.
  • Howe's favorite game to play is chain soccer. Nothing gets the kids more excited than when they hear "it's time for chain soccer!"

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

$2,435

MONEY RAISED
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  • Andrew Cole

    $20

  • Brian Flanagan

    $20

  • Ricky Marquardt

    $25

  • Joe Garea

    $100

  • Marcy & Scott

     

  • Ben Post

     

  • Kevin and Pam Murphy

    $500

  • Christine Cole

     

  • Lianne & Greg

     

  • Susan Garea and Josh Mukhopadhyay

    $100

  • Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

    $16

  • Transwestern

     

  • Moe's Cantina Event

    $47

  • Moe's Cantina Event

    $47

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $2,435 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Andrew Cole

Amount Raised

$1,280

 

64% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Ricky Marquardt

Amount Raised

$1,088

 

91% Raised of $1,200 Goal

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Brian Flanagan

Amount Raised

$67

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Urban Initiatives

Amount Raised

$0

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Eugene Tsipris

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Moe's Cantina Event

Moe's Cantina Event

DONATION: $47

2 years ago

Moe's Cantina Event

Moe's Cantina Event

DONATION: $47

2 years ago

Transwestern

Transwestern

2 years ago

Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

Bus Campaign Kickoff Party Tickets

DONATION: $16

2 years ago

Susan Garea and Josh Mukhopadhyay

Susan Garea and Josh Mukhopadhyay

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Lianne & Greg

Lianne & Greg

2 years ago

Christine Cole

Christine Cole

2 years ago

Kevin and Pam Murphy

Kevin and Pam Murphy

DONATION: $500

2 years ago

Ben Post

Ben Post

2 years ago

Marcy & Scott

Marcy & Scott

I'm sure Dear Old Dad would be proud, Andrew! 2 years ago