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Michael Johnstone's Fundraiser:

Cradles to Crayons Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC

ORGANIZER: CRADLES TO CRAYONS INC

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Michael Johnstone

THE STORY:

Hello friends,

I am excited to announce that this winter I am training for the 119th running of the Boston Marathon.  Running the Marathon is not new for me – but running for a charity is. To be honest, asking for donations is not something I do well. But – my daughter has challenged me to give something back to the community and run for a charity as well as to reach my goal of completing the Marathon.

I have decided to run this historic race as part of the Cradles to Crayons team and raise funds for children from birth to age 12 who are in need of basic, essential items.  After years of cheering for this team from the sidelines, it is an honor to be chosen to run with them. 

From being involved in this charity, I was surprised and saddened to learn that over 300,000 children live in homeless or low-income situations in Massachusetts. As parents, we all work hard to make sure that our kids are healthy and happy and have all the right tools to be successful in their lives.  The money I raise will contribute to Cradles to Crayons’ vision that one day, every child in need will have the essentials to feel safe, warm, ready to learn, and valued.  The support they provide could look like a backpack filled with school supplies to make sure the year starts on a positive note, like the children in my picture; it might feel  like a warm winter coat that protects against the cold New England winter; it could be the squeaky sound of a pair of sneakers that makes a child comfortable on the playground, playing with friends.   

Between “Snowmageddon” and “Deep Freezes,” the weather this year has made training especially challenging. But I’ve found that, despite the weather, participating on this team is very motivating.  It feels great to know that my running is helping such a great cause and that my 26.2 miles on April 20th will be a meaningful for me and for Cradles to Crayons.

I need your help to reach my goal of raising $5,000 by race day.  Through the generosity of my friends and family, I know I will succeed.  

Thanks in advance for any and all help you can give! 

 

About Cradles to Crayons:

Founded in 2002, Cradles to Crayons provides children from birth through age 12, living in homeless or low-income situations, with the essential items they need to thrive - at home, at school and at play. We supply these items free of charge by engaging and connecting communities that have with communities that need.

Our vision is that one day every child will have the essentials they need to feel safe, warm, ready to learn and valued.

$8,256

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Lisa & Ron

    $100

  • Rachel and Liviu Chimberg

    $50

  • Jonathan Lilienfeld

    $100

  • Julian

    $100

  • Kevin Dushay

    $100

  • Jim Bieber

    $100

  • Mark Miller

    $100

  • Anthony Goschalk

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Lebovits Family

    $100

  • Judy Mendel

     

  • Marjorie Bauer

    $100

  • andy levine

    $100

  • Ellen Cohen

    $500

  • Beth and Larry Kahn

    $100

  • Stephanie Cohen

     

  • Gary Belowich & Julie Rosen

     

  • Lubin-Levy Family

    $100

  • Elana and Dennis Markovitz

     

  • Bernie and Amy

    $100

  • Madeleine and Peter Jacobson

    $100

  • Shelly Levy and Ken Lebowitz

    $100

  • David Allen

    $100

  • Vivian Mamelak

    $96

  • Lisa & Mark

    $100

  • Jack Wylie

     

  • joseph mamelak

    $50

  • Mekkawy

    $100

  • Julie Lima

     

  • Rod and Pam Levy

    $100

  • Nancy Richter

    $50

  • kathleen lemaitre and brien daly

     

  • Carolyn Tucker

    $50

  • Sharon Shane

    $50

  • Kevin and Brigid O'Donnell

    $100

  • Mail Box Champion

    $100

  • Joan Haberman

    $100

  • Stephen Karp

    $50

  • Linda and Morty Mamelak

    $100

  • Jane Daniels

    $50

  • Michael and Serina Barkley

    $50

  • Jim Krosschell

     

  • Debbie and Eric Ruder

    $100

  • Shaw Natan

    $100

  • Lana Tsao & Robert Ludwick

    $50

  • Alexnadra Harvey and John Nelson

    $100

  • Adam Mamelak

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rich and Susan Neckes

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Faisal and Saima Khan

    $200

  • Steve and Beth Dorfman

    $250

  • Robin Plunkett

     

  • Lawrence and Ashley Garcia

    $100

  • Nancy and Anthony Webber

    $100

  • Katherine P. Hendra

    $75

  • Gargas & Associates, P.C.

    $100

  • Nancy and Anthony Webber

    $100

  • Lawrence and Ashley Garcia

    $100

  • Gargas & Associates, P.C.

    $100

  • Katherine P. Hendra

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Eric Johnstone

    $100

  • Roger Mitty

    $50

  • Rebecca and Steven Schwartz

    $50

  • JoAnne Zangrillo and Sol Levin

    $60

  • Ken

    $50

  • Jenn Herlihy

     

  • Jim chansky

    $20

  • Steven & Stephanie Silverman

    $100

  • Michelle & Ira Lefkwoitz

    $150

  • Bernard and Joyce Kosowsky

    $50

  • Solotar/Gansler Family

    $100

  • Joyce M. Traina, MD South Shore Pedi

    $50

  • Robin Plunkett

    $100

  • Nancy and Anthony Webber

    $100

  • Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

    $100

  • Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

    $100

  • Nancy and Anthony Webber

    $100

  • Robin Plunkett

    $100

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The Team: $62,679 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Danielle Micciantuono

Amount Raised

$10,580

 

163% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jill Eid

Amount Raised

$9,213

 

142% Raised of $6,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Michael Johnstone

Amount Raised

$8,256

Fundraiser Title

Julie Lima

Amount Raised

$7,582

Fundraiser Title

Chiara Wegener

Amount Raised

$6,748

 

90% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sue Daly

Amount Raised

$5,313

Fundraiser Title

cara patten

Amount Raised

$5,230

 

105% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Katherine Cox

Amount Raised

$5,000

Donor Comments

Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nancy and Anthony Webber

Nancy and Anthony Webber

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Robin Plunkett

Robin Plunkett

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

Ira and Michelle Lefkowitz

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Nancy and Anthony Webber

Nancy and Anthony Webber

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Robin Plunkett

Robin Plunkett

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Joyce M. Traina, MD South Shore Pedi

Joyce M. Traina, MD South Shore Pedi

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Solotar/Gansler Family

Solotar/Gansler Family

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Bernard and Joyce Kosowsky

Bernard and Joyce Kosowsky

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Michelle & Ira Lefkwoitz

Michelle & Ira Lefkwoitz

DONATION: $150

2 years ago