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Meghan O'Brien's Fundraiser:

2015 Run for Homeless Children

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BENEFITING: Horizons For Homeless Children

ORGANIZER: Horizons For Homeless Children

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2015

Meghan O'Brien

THE STORY:

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!

$7,785

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Giersch Family

    $70

  • Alison, Dan, Anna and Lily

    $100

  • The Parlato Family

    $131

  • Susan and Mark Fuller

    $100

  • Marinilli/Montzka Family

    $175

  • Danny, Casey, Dog, and Eddie

    $100

  • The Schérés

    $150

  • Luna & Sam

    $100

  • Marie-Louise

    $30

  • Dianne Luby

    $500

  • Jim and Cathy Jackson

    $100

  • Suzanne Reasenberg

    $50

  • Matthew Kennis

    $50

  • Mary Kearns

    $50

  • LRich

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $70

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Paige Neumann

    $30

  • Erin Slocum

    $100

  • Diego Tuesday

    $50

  • Jeff Makholm

    $200

  • Matt Epstein and Deborah Hiatt

    $500

  • Camille Phillips

    $25

  • The Miller/Goldsteins

    $1,000

  • Michael & Barbara Eisenson

    $500

  • Kristin Bonello

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $700

  • Caitlin Boucher & Max Papas

    $200

  • Cathy,Keith,Kayleigh,Cody

    $50

  • Noreen OBrien

    $50

  • Ella and Raphael

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Rachel Schlacter

    $50

  • Alicia Driscoll

    $30

  • Puzzo Family

    $100

  • Day Plastics Machinery

    $100

  • van Hengel / Patlak family

    $131

  • Mark & Terry Slocum

    $75

  • Marla & Camille

    $100

  • Jeanne Miller

    $40

  • 50/50 Raffle

    $112

  • MAST' Event

    $445

  • MAST' Event

    $270

  • The Cipriano's

    $50

  • Cecile Rood

    $100

  • Connolly/Cohan Family

    $200

  • Heather McPherson

     

  • Becky and Alex

    $50

  • Alison & Mary Friends from Golden Pond Hopkinton, MA

    $40

  • Miguel Lopez

     

  • Cecile Rood

    $100

  • Jim Caras

    $50

  • Sara Tess Neumann

    $26.20

  • Golden Pond Assisted Living

    $25

  • Bank of America Match

    $175

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104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

The Team: $70,859 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Horizons For Homeless Children

Amount Raised

$18,807

Fundraiser Title

Alex Jenny

Amount Raised

$8,424

 

105% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jeffrey Clark

Amount Raised

$8,125

 

108% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Kerry Gless

Amount Raised

$8,000

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Spencer Lee

Amount Raised

$8,000

 

107% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meghan O'Brien

Amount Raised

$7,785

 

104% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Trutor

Amount Raised

$6,970

 

87% Raised of $8,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Debin

Amount Raised

$4,748

 

95% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bank of America Match

Bank of America Match

DONATION: $175

2 years ago

Golden Pond Assisted Living

Golden Pond Assisted Living

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Sara Tess Neumann

Sara Tess Neumann

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Jim Caras

Jim Caras

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Cecile Rood

Cecile Rood

DONATION: $100

To get you over the top 2 years ago

Miguel Lopez

Miguel Lopez

2 years ago

Alison & Mary Friends from Golden Pond Hopkinton, MA

Alison & Mary Friends from Golden Pond Hopkinton, MA

DONATION: $40

2 years ago

Becky and Alex

Becky and Alex

DONATION: $50

We're so proud of you! You're gonna do great :) 2 years ago

Heather McPherson

Heather McPherson

GO MEGHAN!! 2 years ago

Connolly/Cohan Family

Connolly/Cohan Family

DONATION: $200

2 years ago