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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

Bill Comer

THE STORY:

Children who are homeless do not have a choice in their condition. You have a choice to help. I'm running the 2013 Boston Marathon in support of Christmas in the City (CITC) and have a goal to raise $3,750 by Patriots Day, April 15th (aka, Marathon Monday!). 

Keeping the spirit of kindness and charity alive all year long is a marathon feat. I'm part of a group of eight veteran marathoners that have decided to pound pavement for 26.2 miles - trying to raise a combined total of $50,000 - in support of this all-volunteer non-profit (yes, no paid staff of any kind).

For over 20 years, CITC volunteers have dedicated themselves to providing a Christmas experience to Boston's homeless children living in area shelters. They provides gifts, a Christmas family meal, an enjoyable celebration in a Winter Wonderland - an amazing party held at the Convention Center! (see pics at the CITC website). Most importantly, it leaves a lasting impression that there are those in society that care. Join us in this effort. You can do so by donating through this page. Or contact CITC for mailing instructions (www.christmasinthecity.org).

More about CITC:
• 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.
• 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.

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$4,085

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Ralff Family

    $100

  • Norm Appel

    $200

  • Another Friend of Bill

    $200

  • Meg Comer

    $100

  • Brian McDevitt

    $15

  • John Madden

    $100

  • Robin and Jim

     

  • Jonathan Coe

    $50

  • Linda Storch

    $100

  • Bill Comer Sr

    $100

  • Joan T Comer

    $100

  • Jake Comer - American Legion

    $400

  • Chuck M

    $50

  • John Peteet

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Marie and April Alford-Harkey

    $50

  • Bob Greiner

    $50

  • Derek Updegraff

    $10

  • John B.

    $25

  • Charlie Kline

    $25

  • Gerald Walle

    $25

  • Elisabeth Keller and Steve Bonsey

    $200

  • Martin - Friend of Bill :)

    $30

  • Tricia de Beer

    $50

  • Andrea and Chuck Wyatt

    $50

  • The Choos

    $150

  • Bill Southworth

    $20

  • Tom & Carol Hobin

    $100

  • Richard Brickley Jr

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Alailimas

    $40

  • Sonia, Gabe, Dylan, Aby & Becca

    $10

  • Carol and Henry Fizer

    $100

  • Jep Streit

    $35

  • Tom and Andrea - Motivated Fitness

    $50

  • Katie Petres

    $30

  • Friend of a friend

    $100

  • Patti Simms

    $100

  • Jason Long and Daniella Morello

    $50

  • Susan Alexander

    $100

  • Mary & Tim Green

    $50

  • The Hougton Family

    $90

  • Kathy O'Donnell

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Capuzzo Family

    $50

  • Kristen Glasener

    $10

  • The Capuzzo Family

    $50

  • Br. Michael P. Melendez, OSF

    $100

  • Joan and Mark Durgin

    $50

  • podonnell

    $50

  • Ed Perlmutter

    $25

  • Mehmet Rona

    $100

  • Tom Purcell

    $50

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109% Raised of $3,750 Goal

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The Team: $4,085 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Bill Comer

Amount Raised

$3,985

 

106% Raised of $3,750 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mehmet Rona

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Tom Purcell

Tom Purcell

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Mehmet Rona

Mehmet Rona

DONATION: $100

In support of Bill Comer's Fundraising. 4 years ago

Ed Perlmutter

Ed Perlmutter

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

podonnell

podonnell

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Joan and Mark Durgin

Joan and Mark Durgin

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Br. Michael P. Melendez, OSF

Br. Michael P. Melendez, OSF

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

The Capuzzo Family

The Capuzzo Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Kristen Glasener

Kristen Glasener

DONATION: $10

Wishing you well 4 years ago

The Capuzzo Family

The Capuzzo Family

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago