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Children NEED Parents

Organized by: Terence J. Taffe ofm Cap., MA, LMSW

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THE STORY:

Believe it or not, there are at least 750,000 children in this country who are growing up alone; responsible for their own upbringing. Can they raise themselves? No, of course not, but guess what, there are families who can and will. If you disagree, we ask what’s your evidence? Where’s your data? No, real numbers tell the real tale. For example, if one in 200 families steps forward, there will be more than enough families for the kids. This fundraiser is offering you the hope that there will come a day when no child in America has to raise themselves. Read that sentence again. Please.

The issue is important because.... well, if you don’t think it’s important, you won’t have read this far. But if you want more info, please keep reading, go to www.ChildrenNeedParents.org, read our Mission statement page, or call us. Our next step with this site is to add a deeper explanation written specifically for crowdrise.

Our crowdrise effort is looking to raise money for the Children NEED Parents Campaign, a public awareness effort with the goal of helping to make sure no child in this country has to raise themselves. Just getting off the ground, we’re trying to make $15,000, which equals about 5% of a decent budget. The money will provide leverage for getting funding from the deep pockets crowd. What exactly will happen to the money? First off, every nickel I receive will go directly to the Children NEED Parents Campaign.* $15,000 will purchase Board of Directors insurance, a projector, QuickBooks, volunteer recruitment and training, and program development.

Yes, there are at least a thousand questions to be asked. And we have answers for them (or most of them anyway.) But the questions wouldn’t fit in this section, much less the answers. And, you’ve noticed that there are no bells and whistles here. Sorry. We can’t afford a whistle much less a bell. But you can call me & I’ll try to whistle for you.

Terry Taffe ofm Cap., MA, LMSW

St. Michael Friary

282 Warwick St. Brooklyn, NY

646.530.0071

TerryTaffe29@gmail.com

www.ChildrenNeedParents.org

Please help.

 

*crowdrise and WePal charge administrative fees which total about 4%.

$865

 

6% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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  • Anonymous

     

  • Pat O'Brien

    $25

  • Carolyn and Chris Wolf Gould

    $250

  • Carole MacKenzie

    $100

  • Gerard Keppel

     

  • jack rathschmidt

    $25

  • Julie Moore

    $100

  • Dennis McCormack

    $40

  • Bill Bacon

    $50

  • tom & cita regan

    $50

  • Tessa Gundling

    $100

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Organized by

Terence J. Taffe ofm Cap., MA, LMSW

This is a direct to organizer fundraiser.

Donor Comments

Tessa Gundling

Tessa Gundling

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

tom & cita regan

tom & cita regan

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Bill Bacon

Bill Bacon

DONATION: $50

Looks like you're making great progress, Br. Terry. If you haven't already, I'd suggest you register your org as a 501(c)(3) charity, which will make donations deductible and also open the door to employer match programs. Best of luck! 3 years ago

Dennis McCormack

Dennis McCormack

DONATION: $40

Br. Terry, nice work on this. Glad to contribute. 3 years ago

Julie Moore

Julie Moore

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

jack rathschmidt

jack rathschmidt

DONATION: $25

Thanks to Br Terry for doing this. 3 years ago

Gerard Keppel

Gerard Keppel

3 years ago

Carole MacKenzie

Carole MacKenzie

DONATION: $100

In memory of Anja Schaedler 3 years ago

Carolyn and Chris Wolf Gould

Carolyn and Chris Wolf Gould

DONATION: $250

3 years ago

Pat O'Brien

Pat O'Brien

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

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