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owner profile imageFundraising Goal Reached-- Then Obliterated. Thank You!
November 04, 2016

I am thrilled to announce that thanks to all of your generous contributions, I have surpassed my fundraising goal of $3,500 and together we have  See more
Matthew Porcelli

THE STORY:

This November 6, I will be running the New York City Marathon on behalf of Legal Services NYC. As the largest provider of free civil legal services in the United States, LSNYC has improved the lives of low-income New Yorkers for almost 50 years. Last year alone, LSNYC provided essential legal assistance to over 80,000 New Yorkers living in poverty.

Although poverty in New York City is not always visible to many of us, the number of individuals living in poverty in our city is staggering. With the federal poverty line still set at an income of $12,000 per year for an individual, 1.7 million New Yorkers live at or below the poverty line, and 3 million New Yorkers live at or below 200% of the poverty line (i.e. over one third of our city's 8.4 million residents). With so many struggling to make ends meet and no shortage of legal challenges facing these vulnerable members of our community, having access to legal services can make a tremendous difference in low income New Yorkers' ability to get by. 

As a member of LSNYC's associate board, I've had the privilege of working with the organization’s tireless and inspiring staff on several cases. From defending tenants against unjustified eviction proceedings, to obtaining legal protection for victims of domestic violence, to providing relief from relentless and unscrupulous debt collectors, LSNYC is on the front lines fighting for justice every day.

Access to justice is among the most critical issues of our time—and it doesn’t always get the attention that it deserves. Our Constitution promises equal protection of the laws for all, but without legal assistance to help vulnerable members of our communities to know and to defend their rights, the promise is hollow. Your donation of any amount will help to make justice a reality for the New Yorkers who need it most. 

With your help, I am going to raise at least $3,500 for LSNYC. Please join me in supporting this worthy organization and helping to provide greater access to justice to those who need it most. Thank you for your support!

$4,450

MONEY RAISED
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  • Tricia

     

  • Mike Pandolfini

    $25

  • Keith Martorana

    $50

  • Manny Morelli

    $50

  • Matthew Porcelli

    $100

  • Kara Turmel

    $50

  • Brady Smith & Chandani Patel

    $25

  • MP$

    $25

  • Joan Lisante Hood & Jim Hood

    $100

  • Jackie Beer

    $50

  • Dante The Pug

     

  • Marc Munfa

     

  • Msgr. Jim Lisante

    $200

  • Megan & Ryan Silva

     

  • Pat and Bob Porcelli

    $100

  • Tina Corea and Tony DiMeo

    $50

  • Cecelia E. Lisante

    $100

  • Chris Maynard

    $100

  • Beverly Pfau

     

  • Steve & Ali Penaro

     

  • Julia Porcelli

    $100

  • Matthew Putorti

     

  • Hannah Taylor

     

  • Dan L

    $50

  • Jeff Salomon and Hayley Barton

     

  • James Silas

     

  • David M Feldman

    $250

  • J. Eric Wise

    $100

  • Nina Xue

    $110

  • Adam Heintz

    $50

  • Don

    $25

  • Tanya Silas

    $25

  • Jessica Angerson

     

  • Tim Holland

    $50

  • Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

    $1,900

  • Ed Watson

     

  • Matt Kelsey

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Dennis Grady

     

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127% Raised of$3,500 Goal

The Team: $22,837 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Luke Varley

Amount Raised

$4,551

 

130% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matthew Porcelli

Amount Raised

$4,450

 

127% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Sara Smith

Amount Raised

$4,285

 

122% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jenny Mintz

Amount Raised

$3,977

 

114% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Dunn

Amount Raised

$3,665

 

105% Raised of$3,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Bakale

Amount Raised

$1,859

Donor Comments

Dennis Grady

Dennis Grady

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

Awesome job! Good luck this weekend! 2 years ago

Matt Kelsey

Matt Kelsey

DONATION: $250

Go Matt P! 2 years ago

Ed Watson

Ed Watson

go get 'em Matt 2 years ago

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

Gibson Dunn & Crutcher

DONATION: $1,900

2 years ago

Tim Holland

Tim Holland

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Jessica Angerson

Jessica Angerson

2 years ago

Tanya Silas

Tanya Silas

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Don

Don

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Adam Heintz

Adam Heintz

DONATION: $50

2 years ago