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Zachary Kennedy's Fundraiser:

Christmas in the City 2014 Boston Marathon

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THE STORY:

The first CITC event in 1989 brought 165 children, with their parents in tow, from various shelters throughout the city to City Hall. Each child was given an individually selected gift, taken from their wish list, from Santa. Entertainment and a holiday meal were also provided. The growth of the program has been spectacular. By 1997 the event hosted 1250 guests. There were 15 different games and rides, 5 groups of performers, a 7 course meal, free haircuts donated by the Salon Pini of Newbury Street, and of course Santa. In addition to the present they received from their wish list, the children received stuffed animals, hats, gloves, t-shirts, and educational books. All of this was put on with the help of 600+ unpaid volunteers, including junior high and high school age kids from area schools. In 2010, we hosted over 3000 children, with uncounted games and rides (including, according to Jake, every type of bouncy castle know to exist), day long entertainment, haircuts for moms from Salon Pini which have become a staple, Santas to visit, great food, visiting celebrities, a special gift for each child from his or her wish list, artificial snow and real trees, and much, much more. CITC also distributed gifts to over 1800 families we could not accommodate at the event.   All of this was put together and executed by over 1000 volunteers. Christmas in the City now has year around programs which include distributing birthday presents for the children, and seminars for parents. We have also helped start a day care center at the Lifehouse Shelter that is managed by the residents. In 1995 the Adopt-a-Family program was started. The impetus was to create family intervention with lasting and concrete results. The program enlists volunteers to “follow” a family when they leave a shelter. The volunteers develop a relationship with the families and help them with financial management and other day to day support and issues they need help with. Over the years wonderful human interest stories have surfaced. One such example is the previously homeless children who have come back to CITC as volunteers. Another account is the story of one of the Adopt-a-Family volunteers who spent numerous hours, and endured many hardships, helping a homeless family get on their feet. When the volunteer was unexpectedly hospitalized the first people to visit this person was the family they had helped. -

 

See more at: http://christmasinthecity.org/story/#sthash.CNQIzqKZ.dpuf

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/23/christmas-city-provides-happy-holiday-for-children-need/ADnslUDjYAhf1AwyKNrAFJ/story.html

http://www.bostonglobe.com/metro/2013/12/17/getting-your-feet-and-giving-back/ozidjp4MR5oxAcBZN8bTsI/story.html

 

$1,733

MONEY RAISED
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  • "Mr Peter"

    $150

  • Wendy

    $100

  • Bob and Mary Beatty

     

  • Steve Savitsky

     

  • Michael Greeley

     

  • Alison Bazylinski

     

  • Kirsten Fournier

     

  • Shannon and William

     

  • Robere, Mo and Jared Kennedy

    $100

  • Liza Sabine

     

  • Sean T. Geary

    $250

  • Brokamps

    $50

  • Hazel L. von Rosenvinge

    $25

  • Kate, Taige and Jack

    $100

  • Lisa Beck

    $18

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Russo

     

  • Kay

     

  • Josh Siler

     

  • scituate farraghers

    $100

  • go zach go!!

    $100

  • Bob Hutchings

    $30

  • Jane Corkin

    $100

  • Tom Volk

    $50

  • Goose

     

  • Heather Weilbacher

    $200

  • Lisa Albert

    $25

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35% Raised of$5,000 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

Lisa Albert

Lisa Albert

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Heather Weilbacher

Heather Weilbacher

DONATION: $200

Thank you and your family for all that you do and represent!!! 5 years ago

Goose

Goose

5 years ago

Tom Volk

Tom Volk

DONATION: $50

Good Luck! 5 years ago

Jane Corkin

Jane Corkin

DONATION: $100

Great good luck! 5 years ago

Bob Hutchings

Bob Hutchings

DONATION: $30

Good luck with your run, Zack. Hope to see you at Canobie this summer. 5 years ago

go zach go!!

go zach go!!

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

scituate farraghers

scituate farraghers

DONATION: $100

Zak, good luck with this marathon! We can't wait to hear the story of how you beat your dad and uncle across the finish line! Go easy on them though, much like chippy when he passed Tom in the Squirrel Run... "Hello Mr Farragher" was all he had to say as he sprinted passed him! 5 years ago

Josh Siler

Josh Siler

5 years ago

Kay

Kay

5 years ago