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City Harvest TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: City Harvest, Inc.

ORGANIZER: City Harvest, Inc.

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Chandanie Perez

THE STORY:

Dear Friends,

Did you know that 1 in 4 children in New York City don’t know when or where their next meal is coming from? There are some statistics that catch your attention, but only a few capture your heart.  

I was born into poverty in Guyana, my siblings and I grew up with hunger being a constant presence in our home. They say it takes a village to raise a child and we survived because of the kindness of our neighbors and fellow villagers. I assure you that regardless of geography (whether you are in third world South America or the richest city in the greatest country in the world) hunger is universal and the effects can last a lifetime. In 1989, I was fortunate to migrate to the US, because of the life I now have I am able to leave my childhood behind….. but hunger, you never forget hunger.  

For this reason I have decided to take on the greatest physical challenge of my life and run the 2016 TCS NYC Marathon to help City Harvest fight hunger in New York City. Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest is dedicated to helping feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.  I have personally committed to raise $4,000.00 – enough to rescue and deliver 16,000 pounds of food to less fortunate families, food that would otherwise go to waste. Gifts are put to immediate use to help provide food for New Yorkers in need. City Harvest will collect 50 million pounds of excess food from grocers, restaurants, bakeries, manufacturers and farms, and deliver it free of charge to more than 500 community food programs across the city this year.

I am humbly asking you, my fellow villagers, to help me reach my goal and end hunger by donating here. I sincerely thank you for your support to City Harvest and hungry families everywhere thank you for bringing awareness to this important cause. Every dollar donated helps rescue four pounds of food, so please give generously.

On behalf of your neighbors/villagers in need, thank you…thank you!!

Warm regards,

Chandanie Perez

 

More about City Harvest

Founded in 1982 as the world’s first food rescue organization, City Harvest (cityharvest.org) is dedicated to helping feed the more than 1.4 million New Yorkers facing hunger.  City Harvest will collect 50 million pounds of excess food from restaurants, grocers, bakeries, manufacturers, and farms, and deliver it free of charge to more than 500 community food programs across the city this year.  In addition to helping meet the immediate need for food, City Harvest takes a long-term approach to fighting hunger by partnering with residents, local organizations and businesses through Healthy Neighborhoods programs which increase the availability of affordable fruits and vegetables in low-income communities and provide the nutrition education and resources to maintain a wholesome, food-secure diet.  

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

$4,235

MONEY RAISED
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  • Catherine McAuley

    $100

  • Afschineh Latifi

    $150

  • Tracey & Ivan Gabel

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Yeritza Martinez

     

  • Maksood Anil Dhanraj

    $50

  • Roger Kaleem

    $50

  • Naseer Alli

    $50

  • Aurvin Singh

    $50

  • Shoma Ramdass

    $100

  • Jeff Levinson

    $25

  • Zulf

     

  • Andrew and Sandra

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Ameer

     

  • ARTHUR SHINE

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Tom

    $50

  • Peggy Moore

    $50

  • Lori Long

    $20

  • James Jung

    $50

  • Jimmy & Rozi

     

  • Mei G Yu

    $50

  • Maria Winter

    $50

  • Tony

    $25

  • Lala Torres

    $25

  • Lil and Joe - Brooklynites

    $50

  • Trolette

    $50

  • King David

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Shawn Harry

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nora Cruz-Taggart

    $50

  • Juan Minier

    $25

  • Pauline Harris

    $25

  • Chuck Tore

    $100

  • Carolette Smith

    $70

  • Emigrant Savings Bank

    $1,055

  • Cheddi

    $50

  • Rocky Mohamed

    $50

  • Lisa And Chino Perez

    $100

  • Jon Waldorf and Stephanie Arnold

    $50

  • Henry and Jackson R.

    $50

  • Claudette Titus

    $50

  • Shelly and Nick Caraccio

    $100

  • ESB HR supporter

    $65

  • Sharazad Yacoob

    $30

  • Maurice Gordon

    $20

  • James Kegley

    $20

  • William Kostyak

    $20

  • Antonio Andrade

    $10

  • Douglas DiFalco

    $25

  • Lorraine Broadnex

    $25

  • Joosun HONG

    $50

  • Deserie Ratti

    $100

  • Geraldine Kerr

    $50

  • Carl Wong

    $25

  • Emigrant matching gifts

    $420

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106% Raised of$4,000 Goal

The Team: $115,595 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jamie and Craig Dunton

Amount Raised

$14,858

 

99% Raised of$15,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Julio Yela

Amount Raised

$11,240

 

56% Raised of$20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Andrea Lavin

Amount Raised

$6,797

 

170% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Knappmeyer

Amount Raised

$6,117

Fundraiser Title

Barbara Booras

Amount Raised

$5,476

 

137% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Marra

Amount Raised

$5,326

 

107% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jerome Nathaniel

Amount Raised

$4,591

 

115% Raised of$4,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

City Harvest, Inc.

Amount Raised

$4,398

 

4% Raised of$100,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Emigrant matching gifts

Emigrant matching gifts

DONATION: $420

3 years ago

Carl Wong

Carl Wong

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Geraldine Kerr

Geraldine Kerr

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Deserie Ratti

Deserie Ratti

DONATION: $100

Good Luck 3 years ago

Joosun HONG

Joosun HONG

DONATION: $50

Way to go! Hope your injury does not act up on the race day. 3 years ago

Lorraine Broadnex

Lorraine Broadnex

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Douglas DiFalco

Douglas DiFalco

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Sharazad Yacoob

Sharazad Yacoob

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Maurice Gordon

Maurice Gordon

DONATION: $20

3 years ago

James Kegley

James Kegley

DONATION: $20

3 years ago