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Russell Leblang's Fundraiser:

Christmas in the City 2014 Boston Marathon

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THE STORY:

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. This year nine of us have joined forces to run the 2014 Boston Marathon on behalf of Christmas in the City (CITC). We hope to raise $70,000 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:

• 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 (2013) 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.

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 me for instructions if you prefer to send a check.


Russell Leblang


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

$10,875

MONEY RAISED
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  • Bruce & Nancy Landay

    $300

  • Susanna Stern

    $200

  • Donna Rossetti

    $100

  • David Wightman

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Cathy Mannick

    $100

  • Eric Silverman

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dan and Val Grimes

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Frank and Robin

    $100

  • Valerie Browne-Matherly

    $100

  • Wendy & John WEbber

    $100

  • Bruce Agin

    $100

  • Rick Hill

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $350

  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Geoff 'Jumpa' Keller

    $50

  • David Arrighini

    $200

  • Vincent E. Bonazzoli

    $50

  • BofA Corp Match

    $100

  • Jeff G.

    $100

  • RB International

    $250

  • Sue S.

    $250

  • Lonnie Katz

    $100

  • Agustin Andrade

    $200

  • Phil Brown

    $50

  • Peggy C.

    $50

  • Thaís Moura

    $50

  • Jodi

    $100

  • MWare, Inc.

    $250

  • John Harvey

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Byman family

    $100

  • Jim Hughes

    $250

  • Marcos Flegmann

    $10

  • Amy and Adam Forman

    $100

  • Barbara Fain

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Rob Brace

    $100

  • Tom H.

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Marilyn Wexler and Steve Kingsbury

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Terry McGinnis

    $100

  • Eric Hansen

    $100

  • Bill Hamilton

    $50

  • Cushman Family

    $100

  • Ginger Kapinos

     

  • Peter and Robin

    $50

  • Mike Louis

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Dale Kerester

    $100

  • Sara Haley

    $250

  • Toni & Sam Santiago

    $200

  • Daniel Rochmann

    $100

  • Tom S.

    $100

  • Amy & Ed Rowland

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Fernando Burgos

    $100

  • Dan & Donna

    $250

  • Tim and Margaret Rose

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Joca & Eduardo

    $1,000

  • JCK

    $200

  • NHC

    $100

  • JBL

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Richard / Paula Pearce

    $100

  • Robert McDougall

    $100

  • Steve and Michelle

    $250

  • Dale L

    $100

  • Tony Onello and Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Keith Tremeer

    $100

  • John Lederer

    $50

  • Greg M.

    $100

  • Steve L./Coveys

    $1,000

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109% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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The Team: $55,241 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Russell Leblang

Amount Raised

$10,875

 

109% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

todd alcantara

Amount Raised

$10,041

 

100% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gabriel Gomez

Amount Raised

$10,000

Fundraiser Title

Kirsten "June" Ripple

Amount Raised

$9,360

 

134% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kensi Y

Amount Raised

$8,443

 

84% Raised of$10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Bill Comer

Amount Raised

$4,689

 

110% Raised of$4,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Zachary Kennedy

Amount Raised

$1,733

 

35% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY INC

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Steve L./Coveys

Steve L./Coveys

DONATION: $1,000

5 years ago

Greg M.

Greg M.

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

John Lederer

John Lederer

DONATION: $50

You rock, old man! 5 years ago

Keith Tremeer

Keith Tremeer

DONATION: $100

Russell, congratulations on completing one more Boston Marathon, and raising funds for this worthy cause. 5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Tony Onello and Family

Tony Onello and Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Dale L

Dale L

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Steve and Michelle

Steve and Michelle

DONATION: $250

5 years ago

Robert McDougall

Robert McDougall

DONATION: $100

You go, Russell! 5 years ago

Richard / Paula Pearce

Richard / Paula Pearce

DONATION: $100

5 years ago