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Andrew and Meredith's Fundraiser:

City of Dreams Annual Fundraiser

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Andrew and Meredith's Photo
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BENEFITING: City of Dreams

ORGANIZER: City of Dreams

Andrew and Meredith

THE STORY:

Dear Friends and Family,

As many of you know, we are proud to be part of an incredible organization called City of Dreams whose goal is to help youth in extremely low-income neighborhoods through mentorship and experiential learning. Over the past 4 years, you may have heard bits and pieces about Imani, our mentee. Most recently, we are very proud that he earned 4 awards in school (7th grade) and won a scholarship to attend a 7-day Outward Bound trip. He just finished the trip and you can check out some of the photos on this site. This experience makes Meredith and I so happy and sums up what City of Dreams is all about - bringing out the full potential of kids who may not have anyone in their life cheering them on and telling them that anything is possible.

We joined City of Dreams in April 2010 and have been working as 1-on-1 mentors as well as group mentors since then.  Every Saturday, City of Dreams takes a large group of the kids on events such as camping, sailing, hiking, skiing, golfing, art, community gardening, and many more.  On other days, we get to hang with our 1-on-1 mentee, Imani. It's hard for us to believe that Imani is turning 13 in September. When we first met him, he was a bright eyed enthusiastic 9-year-old with a bit of a shy side. Unfortunately, due to both poverty and dangers in the neighborhood, Imani and many of the other youth have difficulties getting out of their house to do many of the things that I took for granted as a 9 year old.  Playing basketball, going to a friends house, or simply a game of tag in the front yard.  City of Dreams' Saturday events (aka Super Saturdays) and 1-on-1 mentor events are often the only time they get outdoors.  At events, we always layer important lessons into the fun activities and make sure that the activities provide wonderful experiences in places that they may never have thought they could go.  We really want to stretch their imagination and let these great kids know that they're entitled to so much more than they may think. Donating to City of Dreams gives Imani and all of these incredible children opportunities to have amazing life experiences at a young and impressionable age.  All mentors are volunteers and spend their own money on 1-on-1 events, so all of your tax-deductible charity organization donation goes directly to City of Dreams events with an extremely low overhead.  It's an awesome place to donate and make a direct and HUGE difference in these kids lives.  Anything helps.  I will personally MATCH any donation of $150 or more in order to reach our goal.  With your help, anything is possible!

Thanks so much,

Andrew and Meredith

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,200

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelly & Joe

     

  • Kaitlin & Mike

    $150

  • Kelly & Joe (Match)

    $150

  • Kaitlin & Mike (Match)

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Ben, Nell, Layla, and asshole cat

    $150

  • Ben, Nell, Layla and lovely kitty (match)

    $150

  • All your friends at Adaptive Solutions

    $1,000

  • Adaptive Solutions Inc. (Match)

    $1,000

  • RDT

     

  • Pereira Family

    $100

  • Marty Higgins

    $25

  • Jonald Jude Reyes

    $25

  • Kathryn

    $50

  • Lou & Karen

    $50

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160% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $23,488 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Marty Higgins

Amount Raised

$4,125

Fundraiser Title

Andrew and Meredith

Amount Raised

$3,200

 

160% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Alisa Serio

Amount Raised

$2,195

 

110% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charley Curran

Amount Raised

$2,030

Fundraiser Title

Lucy Li

Amount Raised

$1,445

Fundraiser Title

Joy Paterson

Amount Raised

$1,365

 

273% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Chelsea E. Ialeggio

Amount Raised

$1,300

Fundraiser Title

Mike Yoshioka

Amount Raised

$1,268

Donor Comments

Lou & Karen

Lou & Karen

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kathryn

Kathryn

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Jonald Jude Reyes

Jonald Jude Reyes

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Marty Higgins

Marty Higgins

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Pereira Family

Pereira Family

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

RDT

RDT

5 years ago

Adaptive Solutions Inc. (Match)

Adaptive Solutions Inc. (Match)

DONATION: $1,000

Thanks so much to the people at Adaptive Solutions for their generous donation http://www.adaptiveusa.com/ 5 years ago

All your friends at Adaptive Solutions

All your friends at Adaptive Solutions

DONATION: $1,000

It's a great thing you guys are doing! 5 years ago

Ben, Nell, Layla and lovely kitty (match)

Ben, Nell, Layla and lovely kitty (match)

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Ben, Nell, Layla, and asshole cat

Ben, Nell, Layla, and asshole cat

DONATION: $150

5 years ago