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Chris and Faye O'Brilliams' Fundraiser:

Harlem Grown's Greenhouse Apprenticeship Program

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BENEFITING: HARLEM GROWN

ORGANIZER: HARLEM GROWN

Chris and Faye O'Brilliams

THE STORY:

Did you know that in Harlem:
- 3 out of 4 families are headed by a single parent;
- The poverty level in Harlem is 66.3% greater than the New York state average and 299.6% greater than the New York City average;
- Poor neighbourhoods have higher rates of heart disease and diabetes across all age groups and obesity is much more prevalent in West Harlem than in Greenwich Village;
- There are three times as many fast food restaurants in Harlem than there are on the Upper East Side; and
- There are 3 supermarkets per 10,000 people on the Upper East Side compared to 2 supermarkets per 10,000 people in East and Central Harlem.

Clearly, things are are not adding up equally for our fellow New Yorkers, many of whom work in minimum wage jobs. In an effort to address this inequity, foster community autonomy, and just introduce urban kids to good old muck, we have decided to join the "Harlem Grown" team and plan to participate in a 50km bike-ride next week (yep, 50km. Chris is prepared, Faye -- not so much)
www.harlemgrown.org, an independent 501(c)(3) non-profit organisation is launching a job training program that will hire unemployed mothers from partnered schools to staff the greenhouse and farms. The Greenhouse Apprenticeship program will provide its participants with a living wage and flexible hours, as well as access to fresh food. It will also provide the opportunity to learn invaluable skills such as business development and marketing, and will provide hands-on education about sustainable agriculture, all while engaging in community development.
Please support us as we try to support those who are trying to help themselves but, as the statistics clearly show, are facing an uphill battle. Moreover, please send good thoughts our way as we embark on a ride around Manhattan's perimeter -- at least one of us is incredibly ill prepared but willing nonetheless.... 

 

Thank you for your support for this great cause!

 

-Faye and Chris

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To This Fundraiser

$535

MONEY RAISED
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  • Priscilla Williams

     

  • The O'Brilliams

    $25

  • Siobhan, Martyn, and Pippa

    $20

  • Paul O Brien

    $50

  • Arthur

    $20

  • Beatrice and David Birch

    $50

  • Bob Howard

    $25

  • Erika and John Jenkins

    $20

  • Denise Costa

    $15

  • Rachel and Oly

    $40

  • Dina R. D'Alessandro & Marc Acriche

    $20

  • Lucy Daniels

    $20

  • Irene Koehler

    $20

  • Robert Spiegel

    $20

  • Aimee Dieter

    $25

  • Amy Sauer

    $25

  • Dan

    $20

  • Kob

    $20

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $33,201 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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mark edmunds

Amount Raised

$8,805

 

88% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Scott and Michelle Brindley

Amount Raised

$5,600

 

112% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Paul Sacca

Amount Raised

$2,825

 

141% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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leslie dawe

Amount Raised

$2,550

 

51% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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neil & vicky stower

Amount Raised

$2,210

 

44% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Andy Jones

Amount Raised

$2,000

 

100% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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christina copland

Amount Raised

$1,760

 

59% Raised of $3,000 Goal

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HARLEM GROWN

Amount Raised

$1,508

 

3% Raised of $50,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Kob

Kob

DONATION: $20

Nice work, Chris! Here's a little Hopper support. 5 years ago

Dan

Dan

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Amy Sauer

Amy Sauer

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Aimee Dieter

Aimee Dieter

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Robert Spiegel

Robert Spiegel

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Irene Koehler

Irene Koehler

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Lucy Daniels

Lucy Daniels

DONATION: $20

5 years ago

Dina R. D'Alessandro & Marc Acriche

Dina R. D'Alessandro & Marc Acriche

DONATION: $20

Thank you for riding for this great cause, Chris and Faye! 5 years ago

Rachel and Oly

Rachel and Oly

DONATION: $40

5 years ago

Denise Costa

Denise Costa

DONATION: $15

What a wonderful thing you are doing. Good luck! 5 years ago