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Brian Charon's Fundraiser:

Team Cradles to Crayons Boston Marathon 2012

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February 06, 2012

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Brian Charon

THE STORY:

I am running the 2012 Boston Marathon for Cradles to Crayons (C2C). I was first introduced to C2C, when I went to the Giving Factory in Brighton for a volunteer visit with my colleagues from Eastern Bank.   As a father, I was particularly struck by the number of children experiencing homelessness and poverty in my on community. I was shocked to learn that these kids did not have simple essentials such as a winter coat, pair of shoes, a hat and a pair of gloves. 

My profile picture shows four best friends, wearing snow pants they received from Cradles to Crayons.  All four boys, attend a Charter School serving some of Boston’s most vulnerable students.  According to their teacher, “while we have had little snow this season, with all the mud the snow pants have been LIFESAVING for recess time! No wet bums and lots of happy kids getting to be active each day-amazing”.

So, in honor of these four best friends and the 305,000 kids ages 0-12 living in poverty in Massachusetts, I am running the Boston Marathon to support Cradles to Crayons and the amazing work they do.  26.2 miles, culminating in the City in which these boys live. It is not about the time it will take to cross the finish line, but about how my efforts will ensure that these best friends are safe, warm, and have the essentials they need to thrive.  I ask that you make a donation to support these efforts. Thank you in advance.

Brian

 

 

CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC wrote -

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons (C2C) is an innovative non-profit committed to providing every child in need with the essentials to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued. C2C’s unique commitment to the “whole child” nurtures self-esteem and creativity by giving new or like-new clothing, books, school supplies, and other basic items to children throughout Massachusetts.

C2C is powered by thousands of volunteers who collect and donate goods, assemble “KidPacks,” and provide essential funding. Cradles to Crayons builds bridges between communities of plenty and communities of need. The packages prepared at the Cradles to Crayons warehouse, The Giving Factory, bring dignity and a better chance of success to children living in poverty while building a foundation for lasting change.

Learn more about Cradles to Crayons by watching our "Everyday Essentials" video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,245

MONEY RAISED
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  • Brian Charon (Runner)

    $500

  • Joy Colarullo

    $20

  • Better Comfort Systems, Inc.

    $100

  • Sherri D'Amico

    $50

  • Rose McGillicuddy

    $100

  • The Grant Family

     

  • Joe Stadelmann

    $50

  • Charlene Antonellis

    $25

  • Fred DiNapoli

    $50

  • Christine Moynihan

    $25

  • Bill Daley

    $100

  • Elizabeth Griffin

    $20

  • Patty Bean and family

    $100

  • The Kapnis Family

    $100

  • Martha Kohberger

    $20

  • Cathy Umbro

    $20

  • Chris Kirkpatrick

    $75

  • Elaine Audette

    $25

  • Chris and Kathy Dye

    $100

  • The Cleaves Family

    $100

  • Ed Silva

    $50

  • Justin

    $75

  • Don Rielly

    $50

  • The Shadricks

    $100

  • Sean McNamara

    $50

  • Kristin Beaupre

    $50

  • Jane Brown

     

  • Charles Frizzell

    $50

  • Kathi Jalbert

    $25

  • Ann-Marie & Neil Lefaivre

    $25

  • Steve Cunha

    $50

  • Laura Ahern

    $50

  • BrianBarry

    $100

  • Scott Meehan

    $50

  • Neal Doherty

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Colleen Doherty

    $100

  • LC Anderson

    $250

  • Janis Research Co.

    $200

  • Emily Creonte

    $30

  • Darren

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Charon Girls

    $50

  • HASSEY INSURANCE

    $25

  • Brians Favorite Benefits Broker at USI

    $100

  • The McCarthy Family

    $50

  • Jane Harris-Fale, Opportunity Works Employee

    $25

  • Keith Allen, IT consultant Opportunity Works

    $20

  • Deborah Andrews Opportunity Works Employee

    $10

  • Monica Albach Opportunity Works Employee

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Karen Nicholas Opportunity Works

     

  • Michael Albano

    $25

  • John C

    $200

  • The Bates Clan

    $25

  • Michelle and Peter Thompson

    $100

  • Paul Heggarty

     

  • South Shore Bank

    $250

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85% Raised of$5,000 Goal

The Team: $44,427 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Stephen DiPrete

Amount Raised

$6,450

 

129% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Kent

Amount Raised

$5,595

 

112% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kristan Strout

Amount Raised

$5,325

 

107% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Busch

Amount Raised

$5,250

Fundraiser Title

Brendan Byrne

Amount Raised

$5,100

 

102% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sheri Gilmartin

Amount Raised

$5,037

Fundraiser Title

John Glynn

Amount Raised

$4,875

Fundraiser Title

Brian Charon

Amount Raised

$4,245

 

85% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

South Shore Bank

South Shore Bank

DONATION: $250

7 years ago

Paul Heggarty

Paul Heggarty

7 years ago

Michelle and Peter Thompson

Michelle and Peter Thompson

DONATION: $100

Great charity to support! So proud of you Bri. Have a great time. 7 years ago

The Bates Clan

The Bates Clan

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

John C

John C

DONATION: $200

7 years ago

Michael Albano

Michael Albano

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Karen Nicholas  Opportunity Works

Karen Nicholas Opportunity Works

7 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

7 years ago

Monica Albach Opportunity Works Employee

Monica Albach Opportunity Works Employee

DONATION: $20

7 years ago

Deborah Andrews Opportunity Works Employee

Deborah Andrews Opportunity Works Employee

DONATION: $10

7 years ago