BENEFITING: The Fortune Society
ORGANIZER: The Fortune Society
EVENT DATE: Nov 04, 2012
Dearest friends and family,
Big news -- yours truly is running the New York City Marathon! I am not an athlete, so completing the sisyphean 26.2 miles will be arduous but glorious, and I need your help. I am running in support of the Fortune Society, an organization that helps the formerly incarcarated integrate back into society, and become contributing, earning citizens again.
- Finish the marathon (I have this under control-ish)
- Raise $3750 for the Fortune Society (<< this is where I need your help!)
Please donate as little or as much as you would like. Every dollar (or several) helps! If your company offers donation matching, matched donations are welcome.
Buckets of thanks for your continued love and support!
The Fortune Society is a nonprofit social service and advocacy organization, founded in 1967, whose mission is to support successful reentry from prison and promote alternatives to incarceration, thus strengthening the fabric of our communities.
Fortune works to create a world where all who are incarcerated or formerly incarcerated can become positive, contributing members of society. We do this through a holistic, one-stop model of service provision, based on more than 40 years of experience working with people with criminal records. We’ve found that without a solid foundation in core skill areas, too many of these individuals resort to the self-destructive choices that result in crime and incarceration. Our continuum of care, informed and implemented by professionals with cultural backgrounds and life experiences similar to those of our clients, helps ensure their success.
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