BENEFITING: Horizons For Homeless Children
ORGANIZER: Horizons For Homeless Children
EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015
Hi friends and family!
I'm so excited to be a part of the 2015 Run for Homeless Children Boston Marathon team! By running with this team, I am raising money and awareness for an organization that is very important to me: Horizons for Homeless Children. For over 25 years, Horizons has been dedicated to improving the lives of homeless children and their families in Massachusetts. I can't wait to get started on this journey of fundraising and training for my first marathon!
As a staff member of Horizons for Homeless Children, I am reminded every day of our mission and why our work is critical. Can you picture your entire family living in a room the size of your bedroom? Can you imagine being 4 years old and not knowing where you're going to sleep? The trauma of homelessness and the stress of living in a shelter can significantly impact a child's ability to learn and play. Through our early education centers, Playspace Program, and Family Partnership Program, Horizons is working to break the cycle of homelessness.
At Horizons, we know that access to high quality education and opportunities for play is crucial to future success. We believe that every child, regardless of circumstance, deserves that chance. Each week, we serve over 2,000 children through our state-wide Playspace Program where volunteers bring play, learning and joy to our state's most vulnerable kids. We also serve 175 children in our early education centers in Dorchester, Jamaica Plain and Roxbury. Horizons teachers use trauma-informed care to help our children learn the skills they need to succeed in a kindergarten classroom and beyond.
I will be training hard all winter, but will need your help to reach my fundraising goal of $7,500! Your donation will help provide the children in our programs with a foundation for learning during their formative years and as they grow. Please consider supporting me and Horizons for Homeless Children so that as a team we can ensure that each homeless child in Massachusetts has the chance to learn, play and grow.
Thank you for your support!