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No Sleep Till (13.1 miles past) Brooklyn

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BENEFITING: Red Hook Initiative

EVENT: 2013 ING New York City Marathon

EVENT DATE: Nov 03, 2013

L Holmquist

THE STORY:

The Red Hook Initiative (RHI) is a community organization in Brooklyn's Red Hook neighborhood whose mission is to nurture its young residents to be inspired, resilient, and healthy, and to envision themselves as co-creators of their lives, community, and society.

RHI offers programs for middle school- through college-aged kids focusing on education, life skills, employment, and healthcare. Services include tutoring and college prep, counseling, girls' leadership and mentoring, health education, math and science programs, college student support, and a chef academy. In an area with a 45% graduation rate, 85% of kids involved with RHI's programs finish high school.

RHI went far beyond its main mission during Sandy, when they were one of the few buildings in the neighborhood unaffected by the storm. They shifted into disaster relief mode and began collecting food and clothing and providing meals, electricity, and companionship to neighborhood residents.

It's hard not to love a community that works so hard to empower its own. It's impossible to ignore an organization that steps outside its main purpose to hold its community together in its moment of need.

And for that, I am using my entry into the New York City Marathon as a small way to support RHI in their tireless efforts. My goal is to raise $262-- a dollar for each tenth of a mile. No amount is too large or too small to make a positive impact.

For more information on RHI, visit http://rhicenter.org/. Thank you in advance for your generosity!

$340

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $12

  • hermana de la rosa

    $26

  • Perros de la Quistas

    $52

  • Holla back girl

    $20

  • Deanna Ver Steeg

    $50

  • zrocool

    $25

  • Rachel and Brian

    $30

  • $-Money

    $50

  • H-Bomb

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

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130% Raised of $262 Goal

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The Team: $340 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

H-Bomb

H-Bomb

DONATION: $25

I am so proud of you!! 4 years ago

$-Money

$-Money

DONATION: $50

You can do it! DOOOOOOOOOOOO ITTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTTT!!!! 4 years ago

Rachel and Brian

Rachel and Brian

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

zrocool

zrocool

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Deanna Ver Steeg

Deanna Ver Steeg

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Holla back girl

Holla back girl

DONATION: $20

You got this! 4 years ago

Perros de la Quistas

Perros de la Quistas

DONATION: $52

4 years ago

hermana de la rosa

hermana de la rosa

DONATION: $26

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $12

4 years ago