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Chris Cox's Fundraiser:

Mom to Mom Child Poverty Initiative Society

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Well...the sun shone...
May 08, 2017

...the ankle didnt crack, break or splinter, people were smiling...its was a good day to do some good...and good we did... Thank you to each  See more
Chris Cox

THE STORY:

DIFFERENT KIND OF RACE. DIFFERENT KIND OF REASON.

SPONSOR ME?

Over the last year I have been involved as a peer mentor for Mom2Mom Child Poverty Initiative. This is not your run-of-the-mill-everyday charity...but then...these are not your run-of-the-mill-everyday mothers either.

"These" are women in Vancouver...they have lived through abuse, isolation, sickness and circumstances I had not even imagined. They have pulled themselves out and up...from the bottom and through a tunnel that has been very long and very dark. They have come from despair and moved into poverty.  They love their children. Fiercely. They have fought and scraped and endured and pulled through for no other reason then to give their children a better life, to show them that they can be more.

Child poverty in Vancouver is one of the highest in Canada. These women are foot soldiers.

They are fighters. They are desperately trying to stay on top of it all...and asking for help is hard. It's not the money they want - though it is needed - it is non-judgemental support, the understanding and help finding the resources needed to allow them to gradually do these things on their own...so that they don't give up and continue the cycle.

Every time I meet one of these incredible women I am blown away by their strength and their capacity for hope. HOPE. This is a gift.

They get up everyday, and everyday they hope again. This is ENDURANCE.

And some of them...some of them make the whole 10 yards and break the cycle. This is WINNING.  I am not sure I could be that strong.

 Sponsor me. Sponsor me.

Whatever you can spare.  For every dollar you sponsor me I will match. Dollar for Dollar. Help me help these women. The money I raise will allow us as an organization to help them when food is low, when the landlord is being difficult, when their kids need shoes and extra medical coverage. It will provide their kids with bus fare to get to and from school.

I can do this...can you?

 

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To This Fundraiser

$1,545

MONEY RAISED
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  • Shirlee

    $10

  • Kristin porter

    $50

  • Dan & Sue Burke

     

  • Elham Kahnamoei

     

  • Debbie and Chris Archbold

     

  • JON KALBFLEISCH

    $50

  • Lisa Godfrey

    $25

  • Allison Adshade

    $25

  • Don and Vicki Greenwood

    $100

  • Mennings

    $50

  • May Jung

    $25

  • Godpots

     

  • Michelle Treichel

    $25

  • Shannon Carthy

    $75

  • E M

    $25

  • Di

    $25

  • Kasia Korczynska Gagnon

    $25

  • Chris Kalbfleisch

    $660

  • The Medlands

    $25

  • Jeanette Fritzler

    $100

  • Marci Cooper

    $100

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309% Raised of $500 Goal

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The Team: $6,606 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Chris Cox

Amount Raised

$1,545

 

309% Raised of $500 Goal

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Shauna Griffin

Amount Raised

$1,171

 

234% Raised of $500 Goal

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Irina Kovalyova

Amount Raised

$1,000

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Caitlin Sullivan

Amount Raised

$600

 

120% Raised of $500 Goal

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Caitlyn Andres

Amount Raised

$525

 

105% Raised of $500 Goal

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Sheri Gul

Amount Raised

$425

 

142% Raised of $300 Goal

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Jessica Erickson

Amount Raised

$420

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Andrew Johnson

Amount Raised

$350

 

117% Raised of $300 Goal

Donor Comments

Marci Cooper

Marci Cooper

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

Jeanette Fritzler

Jeanette Fritzler

DONATION: $100

5 months ago

The Medlands

The Medlands

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Chris Kalbfleisch

Chris Kalbfleisch

DONATION: $660

5 months ago

Kasia Korczynska Gagnon

Kasia Korczynska Gagnon

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Di

Di

DONATION: $25

Good for you! 5 months ago

E M

E M

DONATION: $25

Go Chris Go! Proud of you for doing this! 5 months ago

Shannon Carthy

Shannon Carthy

DONATION: $75

5 months ago

Michelle Treichel

Michelle Treichel

DONATION: $25

5 months ago

Godpots

Godpots

5 months ago