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Mahogany Thaxton's Fundraiser:

Carnegie Library Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH

ORGANIZER: CARNEGIE LIBRARY OF PITTSBURGH

EVENT: Pittsburgh Marathon 2016

EVENT DATE: May 01, 2016

Mileage Tracker: 3

Mahogany Thaxton

THE STORY:

From the time I was about ten or eleven years old, I remember taking long walks around zig zaging rows of apartment buildings, through a cemetery and up an enormous hill to get to an enchanted place where I felt powerful, excited and so very happy. This magical place was the Library and I see every day just how magical the Library is today for our entire community.

Last month I helped a homeless man edit his resume and introduced him to the Library’s Job and Career Education Center. He’d recently moved from Seattle to Pittsburgh, didn’t know where to look for a job but knew the Library was the place to start.  This summer, I met 13 year old Winston who showed me how a circuit board worked and a new 3D printing project he was working on with the Teen Labs program at CLP - East Liberty.  In November, I talked with Kenny, a budding entrepreneur who presented his awesome social volunteering mobile app at a Show Your Work, an event that gives entrepreneurs a platform to test their ideas and receive feedback. Every day as I walk the halls of CLP - Main in Oakland, I see children excited to read and learn about the world around them, people of every background checking out books, DVDs, music and taking classes. Did you know you can take a yoga class at the Library? And I made the video that you see here with the help of the very sweet young lady, Milcah, that made me feel comfortable enough to video my story. 

These are just some of the reasons I’m running the Pittsburgh Marathon relay in support of Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh on May 1, 2016. I feel very fortunate to work for such an amazing organization but I feel even more fortunate to know that every dollar that I give to the Library helps our friends, neighbors and the entire Pittsburgh region to realize our power and potential. Today, I’m asking you to please join me in supporting the Library and our community by making a donation to my relay page today! I want you to know that even if you haven’t stepped foot in a Library recently, when you donate to the Library you are benefiting because what the Library does uplifts the entire community.

So click that DONATE link! Plus, I’ll be sharing my training on my Instagram page (@mahoganyrae) so please like and share pictures and root for me! Thank you for taking the time to watch this video and help me support an organization that’s meaningful to me and hopefully to you. Love you friends!

- Mahogany

$320

MONEY RAISED
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  • Library Lover

    $30

  • Jessica Fletcher

    $50

  • M&M

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Sean

    $25

  • Ashley Toth- Re/Max Heritage, REALTOR

    $50

  • Sophia Petrillo

    $20

  • Deanne Heller

     

  • Rebecca Altes

    $10

  • Proud Boyfriend

    $50

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64% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $4,359 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
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Joshua M Diller

Amount Raised

$1,047

 

299% Raised of $350 Goal

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Toby Greenwalt

Amount Raised

$522

 

104% Raised of $500 Goal

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Sarah Beasley

Amount Raised

$455

 

130% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Erika Claves

Amount Raised

$350

 

100% Raised of $350 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mahogany Thaxton

Amount Raised

$320

 

64% Raised of $500 Goal

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Deanne Heller

Amount Raised

$290

 

116% Raised of $250 Goal

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Lisa Steed

Amount Raised

$290

 

83% Raised of $350 Goal

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Kathy Maron-Wood

Amount Raised

$241

Donor Comments

Proud Boyfriend

Proud Boyfriend

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Rebecca Altes

Rebecca Altes

DONATION: $10

2 years ago

Deanne Heller

Deanne Heller

2 years ago

Sophia Petrillo

Sophia Petrillo

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Ashley Toth-  Re/Max Heritage, REALTOR

Ashley Toth- Re/Max Heritage, REALTOR

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Sean

Sean

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

M&M

M&M

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Jessica Fletcher

Jessica Fletcher

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Library Lover

Library Lover

DONATION: $30

3 years ago