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Casa Myrna Vazquez Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Hillary Schwab

THE STORY:

I have always always always wanted to run the Boston Marathon.  I am so excited (and nervous!) finally to be doing it in 2015.  What makes it even more exciting for me is that I will be running for Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc., an organization that I am really thrilled to be supporting.

I have had the opportunity to see how important support services are for domestic violence survivors.  In 1995 and 1996, I volunteered for a small domestic violence shelter and services center in Somerville, Massachusetts, doing individual counseling for women and helping out with child care.  In law school in New York City, I coordinated and participated in a program through which law students advocated for women seeking restraining orders against their partners and also volunteered at Sanctuary for Families, a legal organization representing domestic violence survivors in family law disputes, immigration matters, etc.  After law school, I worked as a counselor and legal advocate for domestic violence survivors in rural Wisconsin.  Having participated in providing numerous services for domestic violence survivors around the country, I can say confidently what a wonderful organization Casa Myrna is.

I would greatly appreciate any donation to support Casa Myrna and to help motivate me for my Marathon run! 

Here is information about the organization and about the much-needed supplies that your donation can give to domestic violence survivors:

Casa Myrna delivers solutions to end domestic and dating violence through intervention, awareness and prevention. Founded in 1977 by community activists, Casa Myrna offers:

•Three Boston-based shelters for survivors who are homeless due to domestic and dating violence.

•A comprehensive range of bilingual English/Spanish supportive services to provide survivors with tools to recover from the trauma of abuse and begin to build sustainable self-sufficiency. Our services include; housing assistance; financial literacy education and job readiness skill building; individual and group counseling; legal advocacy and representation; and community-based advocacy.

•SafeLink Hotline (877-785-2020), the only statewide, 24/7, multilingual domestic violence hotline in Massachusetts.

•Education, outreach and public awareness, including annual campaigns on mass transit systems statewide about domestic and dating violence.

• Domestic and dating violence prevention trainings and education to teens and adults across the state.

Our work helps build better futures for survivors struggling with many forms of adversity, including poverty, violence and homelessness.

A donation to Team Casa Myrna for the Boston Marathon supports this important work. Your support has an impact:

•$75 – you buy three nights of healthy foods for a family of three coming into one of our shelters

•$100 – you purchase new sheets, pillows and towels for a family in one of our shelters

•$150 – you provide ten new children’s and adult books for the library in the Teen Parenting Program

•$200 – you help defray the moving costs for a survivor who is transitioning into a safe, permanent, affordable home

•$250 – you ensure a survivor is not alone in court at a restraining order hearing

•$500 – you support two workshops for high school students on dating violence and healthy relationships

•$1,000 – you keep the SafeLink hotline open for 12 hours

•$2,500 – you sponsor a five-week personal economic planning workshop for 10 survivors 

Thank you very much for your support of Team Casa Myrna!

$7,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Ami & Yael

    $100

  • Mark family

     

  • Arturo and Julia

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anna Palmer

    $100

  • Art Supplies Wholesale

    $500

  • Chuck and Jan

    $100

  • Melissa Schwab Wright & James Wright

    $250

  • Optime Administration, LLC

     

  • audrey & sam schwab

    $50

  • Sarah, rick, and Isabelle LaPorte

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Brant Casavant & Julie-Ann Bryson

    $150

  • Bob & Ellen Israel

    $100

  • Alisha

    $25

  • Kathy Martin

    $25

  • Dave Lobron

    $25

  • The Riseberg Family

    $100

  • Mel Scovell

    $48

  • Steve Churchill & Rosemarie Day

     

  • Dick and Beth

    $200

  • Lida Nabati + Palko Goldman

    $100

  • Fair Work, P.C.

    $300

  • Laurie Israel

    $100

  • Noa, Ori, Dan, Gabi and Shahar

    $150

  • Silverberg Marx Family

    $100

  • Mike Stephen

    $100

  • Katy, Dan, Liya and Micah

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Trina Moore

    $100

  • Andrea Kramer

    $50

  • Maura Greene

    $100

  • David Dishman

    $100

  • Ian Russell

    $75

  • David Hadas

    $100

  • Pem Brown

    $50

  • Randi Levine

     

  • Brian K Wilson

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • James Silverglad

    $75

  • Marc siegel

    $36

  • Josh Rai VII

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Emily Polak and John Boney

    $25

  • Bebe Anderson

    $50

  • Wendy Phillips

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Jesse Wennik

    $100

  • Ilana Greenstein

    $100

  • Xan and Ben Weber

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Suzanne W

    $200

  • Tom, Kathy and Eva

    $100

  • Scott, Zadie, Aviv, Asher

    $500

  • The Lewberts

    $50

  • Thai-An Ngo

     

  • The Winters

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Loren Donnell

    $75

  • Team Friedman

     

  • The Prezioso and Lee Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Nancy serafini

    $250

  • Marlene and Stephen Snider

    $75

  • EMILY AND JILL SNIDER

    $50

  • Ellin-dela Paz family

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Fair Work Fan Club

    $100

  • Liz, Asaf, Maya and Talia

    $100

  • Ali Goldstein

    $100

  • Melissa & James Wright

     

  • Offline donation

    $100

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75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $40,416 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Emily Dollar

Amount Raised

$10,843

 

108% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Licker

Amount Raised

$8,573

 

95% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hillary Schwab

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

75% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mandy Pullen

Amount Raised

$7,500

 

100% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Anne Giovanoni

Amount Raised

$5,915

 

85% Raised of $7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Casa Myrna Vazquez, Inc.

Amount Raised

$85

 

0% Raised of $30,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Offline donation

Offline donation

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Melissa & James Wright

Melissa & James Wright

3 years ago

Ali Goldstein

Ali Goldstein

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Liz, Asaf, Maya and Talia

Liz, Asaf, Maya and Talia

DONATION: $100

I'm so inspired that you did this! Let's do it together in 2016?!? 3 years ago

The Fair Work Fan Club

The Fair Work Fan Club

DONATION: $100

Run, Hillary, run! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

Go Hillary...this is a terrific cause that you are so dedicated to. 3 years ago

Ellin-dela Paz family

Ellin-dela Paz family

DONATION: $75

Good luck! 3 years ago

EMILY AND JILL SNIDER

EMILY AND JILL SNIDER

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Marlene and Stephen Snider

Marlene and Stephen Snider

DONATION: $75

3 years ago

Nancy serafini

Nancy serafini

DONATION: $250

Hilary. Schwab - good luck! Love the serafiniis 3 years ago