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Kirsten "June" Ripple's Fundraiser:

Christmas in the City Marathon Team 2013

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BENEFITING: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Kirsten "June" Ripple

THE STORY:

Boston Marathon 2013 Christmas in the City Marathon Team!

Spreading the Holiday Spirit of Giving, All Year Round!


Keeping the holiday spirit of kindness and charity alive all year long is a marathon feat—each day brings a challenge and opportunity for acts of compassion. As veteran marathoners, we are venturing forth to spread that holiday cheer throughout the year, bringing a bit of Christmas to those in need.
We do so by supporting Christmas in the City. The seven of us—Jake Kennedy, Barry Chait, Kirsten "June" Ripple, Bill Comer, Gina Fiandaca, Debbie Wennett, and Russell Leblang—have joined forces to run the 2013 Boston Marathon on behalf of Christmas in the City (CITC). We hope to raise $50,000 to be used as seed financing for next year's CITC gift drive.


What is Christmas in the City?
Simply stated, CITC provides the homeless children of Boston a Christmas, granting them a gift, a meal with their family, an enjoyable celebration in a Winter Wonderland and, most importantly, a lasting impression that there are those in society that care.


Some facts about Christmas in the City:

  • We are 100% volunteer. There is NO PAID STAFF for Christmas in the City.
  • Christmas in the City offers homeless children a Christmas.
  • It does so by matching thousands of homeless kids with donated gifts
  • It culminates in a signature gift-giving event, complete with a luncheon feeding thousands of families, a winter wonderland with rides, entertainment and the opportunity to meet Santa and his friends.
  • Christmas in the City serves thousands of under-served children and families in the Boston-area every year.
  • Working to answer the growing needs of a troubled economy, Christmas in the City served almost 8000 children last year (2012) alone.
  • Christmas in the City teaches both receivers and givers of gifts the joys of compassion, offering many a lifelong lesson in the benefits of sharing.
  • Christmas in the City also builds on the idea of community helping community, bringing responsible people together to help their less-fortunate neighbors.
  • Christmas in the City is completely organized and operated by volunteers and pro bono services—it is a non-profit charity since 1989.
  • Preparation for Christmas in the City is a year-round process, with ongoing efforts to fundraise, gather donated gifts and plan the logistics that make it all successful.
  • The Christmas in the City network has expanded its efforts to provide follow-up services for selected families through its Adopt-a-Family program. The idea is to give extra aid beyond the holidays to families with the most extreme needs, helping them transition from homeless shelters to their own home.

Join our effort:
Remember, children who are homeless do not have a choice in their condition. But, you have a choice to help! Join us in this effort. You can do so by donating through this page. Or contact us for direct mailing instructions.

Kirsten "June" Ripple

Jake Kennedy

Barry Chait

Russell Leblang

Gina Fiandaca

Debbie Wennett

Bill Comer

 

For more information about Christmas in the City, go to:
http://christmasinthecity.org

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$5,775

MONEY RAISED
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  • KBPT patient donations

    $2,600

  • Thomas Ripple

    $50

  • Big Cousin

    $20

  • NAITLIN

    $30

  • Justin W

    $50

  • Win and Sharon

    $25

  • Becky Morrissey

    $20

  • cindy ripple

    $100

  • Shelly Mahoney

    $25

  • Steve S.

    $100

  • Peggy Dinger

    $100

  • Mr Dooley's Fundraiser

    $492

  • Jim Abusamra

    $30

  • Dustin & Britt Broderick

    $25

  • Mike + Jess Ripple

    $50

  • April Davies

    $50

  • Tobie

    $36

  • Bill Berry

    $20

  • Thatch

    $50

  • Britte

    $50

  • Katie Berry

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Moston Barathon

    $996

  • Chris and Kate Collins-Wooley

     

  • Courtney S.

    $20

  • Daniel Clayton

    $26

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nick Ripple and Robin McCulloch

    $40

  • Alicia Leddy

    $25

  • carol keane

    $50

  • Randy & Kathy Weidner

    $50

  • B Willsey

    $20

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116% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $5,775 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

B Willsey

B Willsey

DONATION: $20

Good luck Rips! 4 years ago

Randy & Kathy Weidner

Randy & Kathy Weidner

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

carol keane

carol keane

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Alicia Leddy

Alicia Leddy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Nick Ripple and Robin McCulloch

Nick Ripple and Robin McCulloch

DONATION: $40

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Daniel Clayton

Daniel Clayton

DONATION: $26

Good luck! 4 years ago

Courtney S.

Courtney S.

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Chris and Kate Collins-Wooley

Chris and Kate Collins-Wooley

Thank you for your efforts on behalf of the kids and their families. 4 years ago

Moston Barathon

Moston Barathon

DONATION: $996

4 years ago