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2013 Run for Homeless Children Team

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BENEFITING: Horizons For Homeless Children

ORGANIZER: Horizons For Homeless Children

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

HOURS PLEDGED: 76

Mileage Tracker: 207

Olivia Bergman

THE STORY:

Every 45th child in the U.S. grows up in a car, in a shelter, in chaos.

Homelessness subjects children to toxic stress that stunts their development. Luckily, the adverse effects can be countered by educational play and early education.

Where had you been today if you had grown up without a home?

My Story

I would not have been where I am today if I had not grown up in a home, surrounded by the many support systems that have allowed me to grow. That includes all of you - friends who give me purpose and strength, on a daily basis and at given moments in time.

This year, I am celebrating my 25th birthday by running the Boston Marathon in support of the children who were not as lucky in the initial lottery of life. I have never run that far before, and training in the Boston weather is a challenge in itself, but I feel like you are all with me every step of the way. I am so grateful for your love and support. By raising $5,000, we can open another playspace that will give more homeless children the opportunity to live, learn, play, and reach their full potential. I can't think of a better way to start off this year. I have everything I could wish for, so please make any birthday gift an investment that makes homeless children feel the same.

Homeless Children are:

  • 2 times more likely to have learning disabilities
  • 3 times more likely to have behavioral problems
  • 8 times more likely to repeat a grade

 

The Solution

Play mitigates the effects of stress. Quality early education reduces the adverse effects of childhood homelessness, and it is the most effective way to ensure future school success. Investments in early education reduce the need for costly services later in a child's life.

For every dollar invested in early education, 17 dollars are saved. How is that for a tax payer investment?

As a playspace and policy/advocacy volunteer at Horizons for Homeless Children, I see first-hand how the organization combats family homelessness. It provides holistic services to meet pressing needs, and pushes policymakers to create lasting change and sustainable solutions. I support this remarkable work that gives homeless children a shot at the worry-free lives they deserve. Will you?

 

$5,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Alex Choi

    $20

  • Tite Yokossi

    $20

  • Kathy & Sven-Erik

    $230

  • Nick!

    $20

  • Barbro

    $50

  • Rachel Brown

     

  • Jennie

    $20

  • Mr. Bates

    $20

  • Semir

    $20

  • Old Folks at home

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Tea

    $50

  • Kelly Cirafice

    $100

  • Vaso Kay

    $10

  • Bror

    $30

  • Joe Diaz

    $10

  • Scott Veidenheimer

     

  • Annie Peterman

     

  • Ale

    $50

  • Rochelle Wagner

    $50

  • Tove Pousette

    $30

  • Maja Stilling

    $50

  • Andrea Roman

    $50

  • Aikosha

    $10

  • Nat Rudarakanchana

    $20

  • Yoni Labow

    $30

  • Andi

    $60

  • Costas

    $103

  • Si Jie Loo

    $20

  • Lauren Plate

     

  • Semir Beyaz

    $40

  • Meg Kuker

    $25

  • Tite Yokossi

    $25

  • Ryan Poplin and Marcel D'Anjou

    $50

  • anonyme

    $50

  • Page

    $20

  • RBC

     

  • Marathon Party 3/16

    $100

  • Theresa Brown

    $100

  • Ali Wagner

    $20

  • Dara Klein

    $50

  • Monique Wagner

    $25

  • Erin Karagjozi

    $25

  • Pia Lindholm

    $100

  • Kathy & Sven-Erik Gustafsson grandmother and grandfather

    $300

  • Tawfiq

    $20

  • Natalie

    $10

  • Masha Kuznetsova

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Olivia For President

    $173

  • Olivia For President

    $10

  • Amira Abedallah

    $15

  • Usman

    $20

  • Isabella

    $25

  • Olivia

    $500

  • Alyssa

    $50

  • Camilla

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Tite Yokossi

    $55

  • Susanne & Micael

    $30

  • Karina Otneim

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Torunn Sæther

    $20

  • Rodolfo Camacho

    $50

  • Car and B :)

     

  • Tien Vo

    $20

  • Michael Price

     

  • Faaez

    $50

  • Henriette Hoel

    $50

  • Dina Marie

    $75

  • Eva Sandstrom

    $150

  • Linnéa Bergman

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Iffat Khanam

    $25

  • Iffat Khanam

    $25

  • Offline

    $369

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100% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Boston Marathon News on Twitter John Hancock on Facebook Go to the 2013 Boston Marathon Event Page

The Team: $72,270 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Horizons For Homeless Children

Amount Raised

$14,185

Fundraiser Title

Stanley Tatiana Smith

Amount Raised

$6,099

 

122% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Trutor

Amount Raised

$5,536

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Walsh

Amount Raised

$5,400

 

108% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Debin

Amount Raised

$5,131

Fundraiser Title

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Amount Raised

$5,126

 

103% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sam Laorenza

Amount Raised

$5,078

 

102% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Hollis

Amount Raised

$5,002

Donor Comments

Offline

Offline

DONATION: $369

5 years ago

Iffat Khanam

Iffat Khanam

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Iffat Khanam

Iffat Khanam

DONATION: $25

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Linnéa Bergman

Linnéa Bergman

DONATION: $30

5 years ago

Eva Sandstrom

Eva Sandstrom

DONATION: $150

5 years ago

Dina Marie

Dina Marie

DONATION: $75

5 years ago

Henriette Hoel

Henriette Hoel

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Faaez

Faaez

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Michael Price

Michael Price

Happy to support you in your efforts for this great cause! 5 years ago