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Jimmy Wu's Fundraiser:

2015 InsideOUT Writers LA Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: INSIDEOUT WRITERS INC

ORGANIZER: Rowan

EVENT DATE: Mar 15, 2015

Jimmy Wu

THE STORY:

Hi!  My name is Jimmy Wu and I thank you for taking a few moments to read my profile description.  I'm the Case Manager at InsideOUT Writers (IOW), a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that teaches creative writing classes inside the Los Angeles County Juvenile Halls, select Probation camps and in Chino and Ironwood State Prison.  IOW also offers what is called the Alumni Program to former students once they are released from custody.  Reentry services and support are provided as a means for our alums to recover from past mistakes and move forward in life.  For all details about InsideOUT Writers, I invite you to visit our website at www.insideoutwriters.org.

Why am I running the 2015 Los Angeles Marathon on behalf of IOW?  InsideOUT Writers is more than just an organization I work for.  I was once one of the organization's students just like the alums I now work with.  I made a huge mistake in 1996 at the age of 16 years old that resulted in my own incarceration.  The consequences for my actions resulted in 13 1/2 years of being away from my family and friends.  It was only through the extraordinary lessons I learned in IOW's writing classes all those years ago that I was able to survive a horribly hostile and demoralizing environment for all those years.  I have witnessed firsthand the therapeutic effects of releasing demons through paper and pen and allowing self-healing to occur through introspection and vulnerability.  I am running for InsideOUT Writers because I am a product of the incomparable work and love that everyone from IOW has put in to help mold me into the person I am today.  I am running for IOW because the visibility of this remarkable organization has to be raised in the public eye.  Most importantly, I am running on behalf of InsideOUT Writers because I, like the young people we serve at IOW, want to show the world that there is so much more to us than our past mistakes and if given the proper guidance and support, we can truly evolve from being just formerly incarcerated people to assets to our communities.

I've never run a marathon before nor have I ever thought I'd actually be attempting to run one.  This is going to be one of the most daunting goals I've ever set for myself and it is my hope that those of you reading this will help support me by either sponsoring me or joining our InsideOUT Writers team. 

THANK YOU!!!

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To This Fundraiser

$5,060

MONEY RAISED
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  • Javier Stauring

    $30

  • su wu

    $500

  • Patricia S.

    $20

  • Dolly yang

    $50

  • Flora Yeh

    $200

  • Robert Lee

    $200

  • Eleanor Tsai

    $100

  • Bertha Huang

    $200

  • Robert Wu

    $500

  • Anonymous

     

  • Judy tsai

    $100

  • Su Jin Lee

    $50

  • Debbie Lee

    $100

  • Wencheng Lin

    $100

  • Agnes Shih

    $100

  • Phyllis Chen

    $100

  • Nellie Chen

    $100

  • Mingyao Hao

    $200

  • Philip & Emily Chan

    $100

  • Miranda Lin

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Grace Chen

    $1,000

  • Sophia Liu

    $500

  • Skye Allmang

    $20

  • Gina Young

    $100

  • su wu

    $100

  • Jeff & Joyce Robinson

    $50

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101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $16,076 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Jimmy Wu

Amount Raised

$5,060

 

101% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Sally Hamilton

Amount Raised

$2,400

 

48% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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Rowan Vansleve

Amount Raised

$1,753

 

18% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Darlene Frontuto

Amount Raised

$1,557

 

311% Raised of $500 Goal

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elizabeth cooper

Amount Raised

$1,205

 

12% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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Lionel Tate

Amount Raised

$1,159

 

232% Raised of $500 Goal

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Marquis Carey

Amount Raised

$862

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Mindy Velasco

Amount Raised

$740

 

74% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Jeff & Joyce Robinson

Jeff & Joyce Robinson

DONATION: $50

We'll be rooting for you, Jimmy!!!! 3 years ago

su wu

su wu

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Gina Young

Gina Young

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Skye Allmang

Skye Allmang

DONATION: $20

Good luck, Jimmy!! 3 years ago

Sophia Liu

Sophia Liu

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Grace Chen

Grace Chen

DONATION: $1,000

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $30

3 years ago

Miranda Lin

Miranda Lin

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Philip & Emily Chan

Philip & Emily Chan

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mingyao Hao

Mingyao Hao

DONATION: $200

Jimmy, you are awesome! 3 years ago