Kristan Strout via Crowdrise
April 09, 2012
Thank you, thank you, thank you to everyone that helped me reach my fundraising goal! I truly appreciate all of your support & hope to see some of you on the route on Marathon Monday :)
Hi! Welcome to my fundraising page! I’m beyond excited to be running the 2012 Boston Marathon to support Cradles to Crayons!
Cradles to Crayons supplies children with the essentials needed to feel safe, warm, and ready to learn. My goal is to raise $5000 for Cradles to Crayons to provide clothing, books, and school supplies to children in need. Oh, and train for a marathon at the same time. No sweat, right?! (No pun intended).
Why am I fundraising by running 26.2 miles? (I know some of you are cringing at the thought). As most of you know, I love a new challenge (in this case two – fundraising and training). I've always wanted to run Boston and I can’t think of a better way than to help out an amazing organization and achieve a personal goal at the same time.
This winter, Cradles to Crayons is working to outfit kids with clothing to keep them safe and warm. I ask you to make a donation to support my Boston Marathon efforts on behalf of Cradles to Crayons to help provide winter clothing to children in need. Training in the cold weather and completing 26.2 miles is my commitment, but with your support hopefully I’ll be the only one out in the cold this winter!
Thanks in advance for your support!
~Kristan (aka “Stroutie”)
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.