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Close to Home Summer Youth Team

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April 22, 2011

It's time to raise money for Close to Home's summer Youth Team now that some of our state funding has been cut!  See more
Ellie Sonis

THE STORY:

I have been Board Chair of Close to Home for 6 years and am asking all my family, friends and business contacts to help me raise enough money for the Summer Youth Team Program!    Close to Home’s Youth Team is a network of youth, ages 13-20, who are trained community organizers working to prevent and respond to teen dating and domestic and sexual violence.

Dating and domestic and sexual violence are widespread public health issues that deeply impact families, communities and youth. Dating and domestic and sexual violence are a major issue on school campuses as well, including the Boston Public Schools (BPS). According to a Close to Home (C2H) Youth Team study conducted in 2008-09, 71% of youth surveyed have witnessed dating violence on their BPS campus. The good news is that 63% of youth surveyed indicated an interest in learning more about this issue and in getting involved as part of the solution. Close to Home's Youth Team gives youth the chance to make a difference on this issue for themselves and their peers.

Begun in 2004, the Youth Team has been comprised of youth leaders (approximately 50% male, 50% female, and 33% African American, 33% Asian, 33% Latino), 10 - 15 of whom work 10 hours/week during the school year and 20-25 of whom work 25 hours/week during the summer.

My fundraising goal is provide the $1500 summer stipends for each of our Youth Team members - up to a team of 25 in 2011.

But contributions of any size can have an impact this summer:

$200 supports a Youth Team member for a week
$100 provides a 2 hour leadership session for a Youth Team Member
$50 provides enough art supplies for a public art display
Summmer Session starts July 5th. We have less than 3 months - Let's get to work!

$9,675

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ellie Sonis

    $1,500

  • Linda Mackay

    $200

  • Polly Arnoff

    $250

  • Brian & Sharon Paul

    $200

  • Vicky Gwiasda

    $200

  • MIKE PERLMUTTER

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $5,000

  • Soren & Caroline Oberg

    $1,500

  • Annie Petrasch

    $100

  • Susan Harris

    $200

  • Stuart Goldman & Christine Franz-Goldman

    $200

  • Josie DeMaso

    $100

  • Alan Cohen

    $25

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39% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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The Team: $9,675 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Ellie Sonis

Amount Raised

$9,375

 

38% Raised of $25,000 Goal

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MIKE PERLMUTTER

Amount Raised

$200

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Josie DeMaso

Amount Raised

$100

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David Duchesneau

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Alan Cohen

Alan Cohen

DONATION: $25

Ellie Sonis 6 years ago

Josie DeMaso

Josie DeMaso

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Stuart Goldman & Christine Franz-Goldman

Stuart Goldman & Christine Franz-Goldman

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Susan Harris

Susan Harris

DONATION: $200

6 years ago

Annie Petrasch

Annie Petrasch

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Soren & Caroline Oberg

Soren & Caroline Oberg

DONATION: $1,500

Way to champion a wonderful cause Ellie! 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $5,000

Every little bit helps for what is a win-win situation: keep youth actively engaged this summer and moreover engaged in work that makes a difference in their lives and others'. Go Ellie...go kids! 6 years ago

MIKE PERLMUTTER

MIKE PERLMUTTER

DONATION: $200

Happy to contribute to this effort! 6 years ago

Vicky Gwiasda

Vicky Gwiasda

DONATION: $200

Ellie, great to see you're still actively involved! Hi to Aimee as well!! 6 years ago

Brian & Sharon Paul

Brian & Sharon Paul

DONATION: $200

6 years ago