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BENEFITING: Eastside Teen Outreach

EVENT: To Hell & Back 2015

EVENT DATE: Oct 17, 2015

Doug Trocino

THE STORY:

Dear Friend,

My name is Doug Trocino, and I’m the executive director of Eastside Teen Outreach in Eastpointe, Michigan along with my wife Deena and a great team of volunteers.  ETO has been working with teens in southeast Macomb County since 2008, and in that amount of time, we’ve seen literally hundreds of kids come through our doors.

On October 17th and 18th this year, I will be riding my bike 120 miles from ETO’s home base in Eastpointe to Hell (Michigan) and back.  I’m no athlete, and the two times I did this before, it took weeks to recover.  Why would I do something like this?

Because along with each of these teens comes a story.  The teens we serve are all great kids, and most are reasonably well adjusted and come from good families, of course with the normal teen angst that we all go through.  But others do not have it so well.  Over the past 7 years, we have seen far too many teens dealing with issues like abuse, bullying, rape, depression, cutting, pregnancy, STDs, suicide attempts, drug and alcohol addiction and more.  These issues are real, they’re serious, and these kids need a safe place where they can find acceptance, guidance and hope.

Eastside Teen Outreach has been that safe place for them.  Since we began our ministry, I can’t count the number of young lives that have changed for the better.  Teens are learning to respect themselves, learning to rise above their circumstances, learning that their situation is temporary and that there is hope for their lives.  We’ve watched teens go from being on the verge of dropping out of high school to not only finishing, but going on to the military and/or college. We’ve watched depression turn in to joy. We’ve watched dysfunction turn in to a sense of destiny. We’ve seen teens freed from addiction. We’ve watched as broken lives have become whole.  It is truly amazing to watch young lives transform for the better once they realize they are important and that they are loved.

I’m riding to Hell and Back to honor those teens we serve who’ve been to Hell and Back in their own way so many times. I’m riding to bring awareness to the epidemic of bullying, the epidemic of teen dating violence, the epidemic of teen substance abuse, pregnancy, depression, abuse, cutting, and suicide attempts. I’m riding to raise the needed funds to continue our “Heroes” support group for bullied teens. I’m riding for our “Freedom” support group for addicted teens and teens living with addiction. I’m riding for the teens we serve at our Thursday “Tribe” outreach.  I’m riding to expand our services to include tutoring, job training recreational activities, and more issue driven support groups.

If God wills it, we will raise enough funds to purchase the facility we are currently renting. We need at least $36,000 to pull that off. Will you stand with me and support the teens at ETO?

Regards,

Doug Trocino, Executive Director
Eastside Teen Outreach
Cell: 586-260-8323
doug@eastsideteenoutreach.org

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To This Fundraiser

$6,410

MONEY RAISED
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  • David B

    $25

  • George and Patricia

    $30

  • Dan F

    $20

  • https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dQw4w9WgXcQ

    $25

  • Community Choice Credit Union

    $600

  • Ellis Richards

    $240

  • Beaumont Hospital

    $600

  • Kaul Funeral Home

    $360

  • Millstone Grill

    $360

  • Sugar Bush Tavern

    $120

  • Eastside Bike Shop

    $120

  • Tim's Bike Shop

    $120

  • Clovers Collision

    $120

  • Christian Financial Credit Union

    $120

  • Eastpointe Lions

    $60

  • Eastpointe Community Credit Union

    $50

  • Mike & Marie

    $150

  • Eastpointe Lionesses

    $120

  • Fred & Doreen

    $1,000

  • Wesley Jenkins

    $200

  • Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

    $200

  • Live Life Christian Church

    $160

  • Live Life Christian Church

    $160

  • Wesley Jenkins

    $200

  • Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

    $200

  • Carol Shelton

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

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18% Raised of $36,000 Goal

The Team: $6,410 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Doug Trocino

Amount Raised

$5,335

 

15% Raised of $36,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mike Shelton

Amount Raised

$1,075

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

2 years ago

Carol Shelton

Carol Shelton

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Wesley Jenkins

Wesley Jenkins

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Live Life Christian Church

Live Life Christian Church

DONATION: $160

2 years ago

Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Wesley Jenkins

Wesley Jenkins

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Live Life Christian Church

Live Life Christian Church

DONATION: $160

2 years ago

Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

Eastpointe Chamber of Commerce

DONATION: $200

2 years ago

Eastpointe Lionesses

Eastpointe Lionesses

DONATION: $120

2 years ago

Eastpointe Community Credit Union

Eastpointe Community Credit Union

DONATION: $50

2 years ago