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Help Children in Poverty

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THE STORY:

I was deeply inspired by an article I read about nonprofits helping children living in poverty. Melina's third birthday is coming up and she has so much; love, a home, good education, good food, etc. There are many children I see day-to-day that don't.

Nurse-Family Partners is a nonprofit that empowers first-time mothers living in poverty to successfully change their lives and the lives of their children through evidence-based nurse home visiting. They deploy nurses to visit low-income families and offer counseling on parenting. The results are astounding:

"The visits have been studied extensively through randomized controlled trials — the gold standard of evidence — and are stunningly effective. Children randomly assigned to nurse visits suffer 79 percent fewer cases of state-verified abuse or neglect than similar children randomly assigned to other programs. Even though the program ends at age 2, the children at age 15 have fewer than half as many arrests on average. At the 15-year follow-up, the mothers themselves have one-third fewer subsequent births and have spent 30 fewer months on welfare than the controls."

You can read more here - http://www.nytimes.com/2014/09/14/opinion/sunday/nicholas-kristof-the-way-to-beat-poverty.html

You can read more about Nurse-Family Partners here - http://www.nursefamilypartnership.org/about/

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To This Fundraiser

$530

MONEY RAISED
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  • Grammer and PopPop

    $100

  • Glenda Kapsalis

     

  • Cap Gal Yoga Crew

    $80

  • Moira & Steve

     

  • Aunt Diane & Uncle Mike

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Kramers

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • John and Terri

    $100

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53% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

John and Terri

John and Terri

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday Melina! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

4 years ago

The Kramers

The Kramers

DONATION: $50

This is a beautiful way to celebrate Melina's birthday! Happy Birthday Melina! 4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

4 years ago

Aunt Diane & Uncle Mike

Aunt Diane & Uncle Mike

Happy Birthday Sweet Melina! 4 years ago

Moira & Steve

Moira & Steve

Happy Birthday little Melina. Steve and I wish you a beautiful fun day! xo 4 years ago

Cap Gal Yoga Crew

Cap Gal Yoga Crew

DONATION: $80

4 years ago

Glenda Kapsalis

Glenda Kapsalis

To a darling Granddaughter Melina, who brings so many people great joy! 4 years ago

Grammer and PopPop

Grammer and PopPop

DONATION: $100

Happy Birthday, Melina 4 years ago