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Coast to Coast for Kids

Organized by: Aprylle Gilbert

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September 13, 2015

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THE STORY:

My name is Aprylle Gilbert. I am an endurance runner and author of three albums of music and an autobiography entitled Good Enough for Myself (2013), about the crazy mishaps which led me to where I am today. I am also the mother of  two beautiful and successful young ladies ages 19 & 22. Because I was a teenage run-away, I want to help kids develop self esteem and get a better start in life than I did.  I experienced many difficult challenges throughout my life which have taught me that life-building skills need to be developed in early childhood in order for kids to become confident, successful adults.  

“Coast to Coast for Kids” is a transcontinental fund raising campaign dedicated to benefiting low income kids. All funds raised are tax deductible and go directly to Washington United Youth Center, a program providing support, mentoring and programming for disadvantaged kids in San Jose. The Center is located in one of San Jose's highest crime neighborhoods. Funding will help youth have a safe space. The wish list of the center includes funding to open longer hours to neighborhood kids on a daily basis. They would also like to add academic support, a music studio, and health and fitness activities such as a running club. It is my goal to provide funding for these activities along with training, athletic gear for the kids, and group outings to the many beautiful bay area trails, parks and open spaces. These motivating and inspiring activities will get the kids away from the city, off the streets, and give them a fresh perspective".
    Beginning May 11, 2015, I intend to begin a transcontinental journey running from town to town across the United States along US Route 6. My goal is to run 30-50 miles per day to raise money for disadvantaged kids. As a reward for sponsoring my run, donors will receive gifts of my CD's and my book which I will donate 100% to the campaign. I also plan to raise awareness for the campaign by reaching out to communities along the way and inviting them to join the movement and run with me.
    By raising money and awareness for Washington United Youth Center, I will be contributing to youth advocacy in my own community while helping to build confidence, self esteem, and leadership skills in our youth. At the same time I will be fulfilling a goal of my own: a dream of running from coast to coast. I am hoping my run will develop connections and build a network for community activism. I want to encourage young people to make health and fitness a priority and inspire them to dream big.

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To This Fundraiser

$7,465

 

8% Raised of $99,000 Goal

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  • Bill Harlow

    $25

  • Fund Matching

    $25

  • Jose Reyes

    $50

  • Fund Matching

    $50

  • Stuart Monley

    $25

  • Fund Matching

    $25

  • Mark Fenichel

    $25

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    $25

  • Stuart Monley

    $50

  • Fund matching

    $50

  • SReyes

    $200

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    $200

  • SoundTek Studios

    $100

  • Fund Matching

    $100

  • Angela Arana Voice Studio

    $100

  • Fund Matching

    $100

  • malio stagnaro

    $100

  • Tom Drake

    $100

  • Stephen C Hilla

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • GYV and ProAnox Systems

    $500

  • Amy Sherts (Trout Farm Inn)

    $20

  • Peter Schustack (Linnaea's Cafe)

    $10

  • Peter & Susan Shrode (Bru Coffeehouse)

    $20

  • Chris Flescher (Trout Farm Inn)

    $20

  • Jeff Ring

    $25

  • Jim Lewin

    $50

  • James Gay (US 6 Tourist Assoc. Member MA)

    $25

  • Ranch House Cafe Phillip & Cheryl Adams Olancha, Ca

    $80

  • America's Best Value Inn, Lancaster

    $10

  • Bru Coffee House Atascadero, Ca

    $50

  • CD's & Books Sold by Aprylle

    $100

  • Roni and Bruce Depue

    $50

  • Christen Emery

    $50

  • Gus's Really Good Fresh Jerky, Olanch, Ca

    $20

  • Merry Go Round Chinese restaurant, Lone Pine, Ca

    $10

  • "The Hay Lady" @ Benton Station, Ca

    $10

  • Benton Hot Springs, Benton, Ca

    $40

  • Russ Lombard, Member - U.S. Route 6 Tourist Assn.

    $50

  • Dune

    $20

  • Olga Morales-Anaya

     

  • CRUIZN Massachusetts

    $100

  • Elisa Large

    $250

  • Grant & Audree Edwards--Haxtun, CO

    $25

  • Will

    $20

  • Dian B

    $100

  • Jeff Ring

    $25

  • The Snyders in Omaha

    $10

  • Maureen 'Mo' Gaffney-Nickels (Nebraska)

    $50

  • Tim Frasch

    $25

  • Roni & Bruce Depue

    $25

  • Shoemakers Travel Center, Lincoln Ne

    $200

  • Kathy Parker, San Jose CA

    $25

  • John VandeMoortel

    $20

  • chris and Mandi smith

    $25

  • Marvin Metzer

    $100

  • Burton Well Drilling

    $25

  • Margaret I. Luton

    $25

  • Gerald Johnson

    $50

  • Ely Farms

    $150

  • Bill Jaegle Transport

    $100

  • Marv Metzer

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Tara McCabe

    $20

  • DANIEL & ANDREA HAGERMAN

    $40

  • Peter Pelletier

    $25

  • Chelsea Ingrassia

    $20

  • West O Area Business Association

    $250

  • The Bradford Inn Bed & Breakfast

    $100

  • Joseph DuPont

    $100

  • Jackie & Addie Worrel

    $20

  • Orange Runner's Club

    $200

  • Sarah Barzee

     

  • Jill Hansen

    $10

  • Mark R

    $25

  • Nick B

    $25

  • Paul Keller

    $80

  • Mary Ellen

    $20

  • In Memory of Peter B Henderson

    $100

  • Kim Pannell

    $200

  • Marianne Axelrod Case

    $20

  • Tyler Pino

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Don

    $400

  • Roni Depue

    $25

  • Malerie Yolen-Cohen

    $100

  • Kenneth Oltjenbruns

    $150

  • alice by the sea

    $25

  • Ken Rogers

    $50

  • Neal Ely, Ely Farms

    $75

  • Reid Ely

    $40

  • Joseph DuPont

    $200

  • Stephanie Breen

    $100

  • Paul Ostrowski

    $25

  • Steve Ramona

    $20

  • Suzanne Kwong

    $200

  • Marcia & Brad Kuiper

    $100

  • Margo & Tom Carlson

    $100

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Aprylle Gilbert

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Fundraiser Title

Aprylle Gilbert

Amount Raised

$7,365

 

7% Raised of $99,000 Goal

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Stuart Monley

Amount Raised

$100

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Donor Comments

Marcia & Brad Kuiper

Marcia & Brad Kuiper

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Margo & Tom Carlson

Margo & Tom Carlson

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Suzanne Kwong

Suzanne Kwong

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Steve Ramona

Steve Ramona

DONATION: $20

Congrats on an incredible journey and helping the kids! 1 year ago

Paul Ostrowski

Paul Ostrowski

DONATION: $25

You can do it. One step at a time... thank you for doing this for the kids. 1 year ago

Stephanie Breen

Stephanie Breen

DONATION: $100

You are a beautiful INSPIRATION Apryll!!!! xoxox 1 year ago

Joseph DuPont

Joseph DuPont

DONATION: $200

1 year ago

Reid Ely

Reid Ely

DONATION: $40

Ely Farms, Grafton Nebraska 1 year ago

Neal Ely, Ely Farms

Neal Ely, Ely Farms

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Ken Rogers

Ken Rogers

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

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