TEAM DEUTSCHE BANK
CAPTAIN: Frank McGrail
RIDERS: Eric Philippi, Dan Ryan, Adrienne Tubridy, Mark McHugh, Megan Bates, Jessica Courtney, Stephanie Sidelko, Christa Richard.
- TEAM DEUTSCHE BANK RIDES 10:30 AM
- Arrive at 1 International Place 15 minutes prior to start time
To Register just click on 'Join Team' then 'Sign Up.' The minimum to ride a bike for an hour is $250, but the average cost (for HomeStart) to keep a family in their home this winter is $700. If you raise $700, because of you, a family will be in their own home this winter and not a shelter. You can raise money through Crowdrise, bring it to the event, or mail it to 105 Chauncy St. Suite 502 Boston, Ma. 02111.
Top Teams will be announced at ICYCLE and listed on the main page. www.crowdrise.com/icycle
Top Riders are listed below just click on 'see all.' ____________________________________________________
What is ICYCLE?
A unique and dynamic fundraiser and awareness-raiser, ICYCLE is a stationary bike marathon held outdoors. Since 2007 it has raised nearly $150,000 and is visited by an estimated 1,500 individuals throughout the day.
What is HomeStart?
HomeStart ends and prevents homelessness.
If you're homeless, HomeStart is your realtor. Much like a real estate agency, HomeStart helps you find permanent housing by assessing your background, financial ability, and a variety of other factors. But once HomeStart puts you in a home, they make sure you stay there. HomeStart provides stabalization services like money management, life skills training, etc. to make sure that you re-integrate into the community and never become homeless again.
That's how HomeStart ends current homelessness, but HomeStart also prevents it before it starts. If you're on the verge of losing your home, HomeStart offers emergency assistance that helps you stay in the home and avoid costly taxpayer shelters. Usually HomeStart can keep a family in a home for $700, while moving that family into a shelter, could cost taxpayers upwards of $40,000 (nevermind the moral cost.)
So you ready to help HomeStart end homelessness? Then sign up, raise at least $250, and let's see if you're as tough as some of our clients. Also while you're riding, just think, you're only outside for an hour, imagine if you were homeless.
"I hate the cold and I really hate the breeze. When you're homeless, you can't even feel yourself you're so cold. It's all you can think about. And when the wind blows, you want to be anywhere else but outside"
"I was talking to a client the other day and he told me how grateful he was for HomeStart. HomeStart helped him get his first place, manage his money, go to school, but he was the most grateful to HomeStart for getting him out of the cold."
For general and sponsorship information please contact Anthony Guardia, Director of Development, at Guardia@homestart.org and 617 542 0338 x. 230.