BENEFITING: Free Arts NYC
ORGANIZER: Free Arts NYC
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
Hello Family and Friends,
I hope all is well with all of you. On November 1st, 2015 I will be running the TSC New York Marathon with team FREE ARTS. FREE ARTS NYC is a charitable organization that is dedicated to providing low income children the opportunity to explore their creative minds through the Free Arts mentoring program. In NYC alone 1 in 3 children are living in poverty, only 8% of elementary schools meet the standards for arts education, and about 400,000 children are shut out of afterschool programs. The FREE ARTS NYC mentoring program is a response to the lack of educational art resources in New York City schools. Through these programs children build self-confidence, communication & problem solving skills, and the creativity to make them successful in life.
As you already know running has played such a huge part in my life, from running collegiately to completing 3 marathons, 5 half marathons, and numerous 10k-5k races. However for the first time in my running career I am running for a cause that hits home. Before I was a runner I turned to the art programs that were offered in school. From 3rd-12th grade I was constantly surrounded by artists like Picasso, musicians like Beethoven, writers like Shakespeare, and dancers like Pavlova that have and continually shapes our society; I’ve even witnessed my own classmates and teachers become artists of their own lives. I was very blessed to have been surrounded by different genres of art and that is the very reason why I am running with Team FREE ARTS; so that I can share and move those blessings forward.
With all that said, Family and Friends I ask if you can help me raise $3,000 for FREE ARTS NYC. 100% of that $3,000 will go directly to the art mentoring programs. I do need to raise the $3,000 by October 5th, which is why I ask a minimum sponsorship of $1.00 a mile which is equivalent to $26.20. Of course you are more than welcome to donate as much as you want and more. A great appreciative thank You for taking the time to read this, I look forward to hearing from you. God Bless Always.
Free Arts NYC wrote -
Free Arts NYC is a proud charity partner 2015 TCS NYC Marathon!
100% of funds raised through Team Free Arts events benefit Free Arts NYC’s arts mentoring programs, helping low-income children build self-confidence, communication & problem solving skills, and the creativity to make them successful in life.
This year, we’ve formed a special Marathon team with an overall goal of raising $30,000. You don’t have to run 26.2 miles to join the team and help children through arts and mentoring.
WHAT YOU CAN DO:
Run for Free Arts! Limited slots available. Applications available at www.freeartsnyc.org/teamfreearts
Donate now and help us reach our goal. Search for the runner you want to support or make a general donation.