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Margo Runs Boston's Fundraiser:

2017 Run for Homeless Children Team

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March 02, 2017

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BENEFITING: Horizons For Homeless Children

ORGANIZER: Horizons For Homeless Children

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Margo Runs Boston

THE STORY:

It is an honor to run the Boston Marathon and run on behalf of Horizons for Homeless Children.  

I have been volunteering  with Horizons for Homeless Children and deeply care and believe in the Organization and their mission.  For the past three years I have two hours a week at the same shelter and playing with the children (also known as Playspace). 

My dream is for everyone to live a happy life.  Everyone should have permission to dream and I would like to help everyone I can to dream big one step\mile at a time.  Three years ago I decided I was ready to contribute to society more by volunteering and found my "calling" helping homeless children.  I have been a Playspace Volunteer for Horizons for Homeless Children for the past three years at a shelter in Boston and dedicate one day a week for two hours playing with children.  It has been one of the most rewarding experiences of my life and as much as I'd like to say I contribute by volunteering for Horizons, the experience has transformed me into becoming a better person.  Playspace Volunteers provide time for the parents to focus on daily chores, education, training, and enrichment.  It also gives a place for the children to feel like kids and play using creativity.  Most have experienced trama and it is away for the children to to feel at ease.   Horizon Playspace Volunteers are in 120 shelters across Massachusetts.  

Horizons for Homeless Children is an unbelievable organization that provides resources to help families get out of being homeless.  Horizons helps families navigate the frightening and frustrating terrain of homelessness. The organization advocates on behalf of homeless families and partners with other great organizations like Bright Horizons, Urban Edge, EMPath, Homes for Families, and Project Hope to connect parents with much-needed services, including job training, housing support, and more.  They are focused on policies in Massachusetts that impact the homeless.  Please copy the link below to know more about Horizons for Homeless Children and the remarkable things they do.

http://horizonschildren.org/about-us/

Facts about homelessness in Massachusetts, according to Massachusetts Coalition for the Homeless:

  • The number of people experiencing homelessness is continuing to rise.
  • In the 2014-2015 academic year, public schools across Massachusetts were able to identify and serve 19,515 students who were experiencing homelessness. 
  • As of June 17, 2016, there were 3,811 families with children and pregnant women in Massachusetts’ Emergency Assistance (EA) shelter program. 485 of these families with children were being sheltered in motels. This number does not count those families who are doubled up, living in unsafe conditions, or sleeping in their cars. 
  • During state fiscal year 2015, 6,192 families were assisted with emergency shelter and/or HomeBASE diversion assistance, out of the 11,856 families who completed applications for assistance. For the first 9 months of fiscal year 2016, 4,397 families were approved for EA and HomeBASE diversion benefits and 3,275 families were denied assistance. 
  • 2013 data from the Massachusetts Department of Elementary and Secondary Education (ESE), released in August 2014, estimates that 9,493 high school-aged students in public schools are experiencing homelessness on any given day in Massachusetts. These figures are derived from the 2013 Youth Risk Behavior Survey responses. This number includes an estimated 4,085 unaccompanied high school students who are experiencing homelessness and not in the custody of their parent or legal guardian. 
  • On any given night in Massachusetts, the approximately 3,000 night shelter beds for individuals usually are full or beyond capacity (supplemented by cots and sleeping bags).
  • The presence or absence of affordable housing is a main driving force behind the rise in homelessness.

Thank you for your time and please donate to Horizons for Homeless Children any little bit counts!


Learn more at www.horizonschildren.org.  

$4,755

MONEY RAISED
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  • Laila

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Lorie Schlatterer

    $10

  • Jesse

    $25

  • Cynthia and Bruce Shankman

    $50

  • Samantha White

    $26.20

  • Rebecca, Ilan, Gevah, Judah, Adiv, and Yoav Schwartz

     

  • Julie Feeney

    $25

  • Derek Byrne

    $20

  • Amanda Vo

    $40

  • Kathy Shea

    $50

  • THe Galligan Family

     

  • Scot Barrett

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • The Langley Family

    $25

  • Lindsay Dahlben

     

  • Leah Ofsevit

     

  • Dan Hegner

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Caroline Holland

    $20

  • Safety Insurance

    $1,200

  • Alex Miller

    $25

  • Helga Margrét Ólafsdóttir

    $20

  • Jess

     

  • Kathleen Kinnevy

    $250

  • Otis

    $20

  • Michael Monestime

    $50

  • Evangeline

    $100

  • Eliza Duddy

    $26.20

  • Carly

    $100

  • Gabriell DeBear Paye

    $22

  • Heather Belanger

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Fidelity Charitable

    $2,100

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238% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $128,833 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Bob Cunha

Amount Raised

$26,910

 

108% Raised of $25,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Brian Castellanos

Amount Raised

$11,120

 

93% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Hollis Hunt

Amount Raised

$10,650

 

107% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amina Edwards

Amount Raised

$10,340

 

103% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Debin

Amount Raised

$10,186

 

102% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Day

Amount Raised

$9,829

Fundraiser Title

Erin Bailey

Amount Raised

$9,553

 

106% Raised of $9,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amy Trutor

Amount Raised

$9,020

Donor Comments

Fidelity Charitable

Fidelity Charitable

DONATION: $2,100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Keep up the good work, Margo! 2 years ago

Heather Belanger

Heather Belanger

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Gabriell DeBear Paye

Gabriell DeBear Paye

DONATION: $22

2 years ago

Carly

Carly

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Eliza Duddy

Eliza Duddy

DONATION: $26.20

2 years ago

Evangeline

Evangeline

DONATION: $100

Good luck on your run! You're absolutely amazing! Love you! 2 years ago

Michael Monestime

Michael Monestime

DONATION: $50

Your an amazing person & this is a great cause! 2 years ago

Otis

Otis

DONATION: $20

2 years ago

Kathleen Kinnevy

Kathleen Kinnevy

DONATION: $250

2 years ago