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Oxfam NYC Marathon 2016

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BENEFITING: OXFAM

ORGANIZER: OXFAM

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Mark Veevers-Carter

THE STORY:

OXFAM wrote -

Oxfam is on a mission to create lasting solutions to poverty, hunger, and social injustice. And we need your help: join our 2015 NYC Marathon team or support our team!

Oxfam has guaranteed entries into the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. We’re looking for enthusiastic and dedicated runners to carry our colors across the finish line while raising money to help right the wrongs of poverty, hunger, and injustice. Apply for one of our spots today! http://www.oxfamamerica.org/take-action/fundraise/race-against-poverty/

Oxfam’s approach is about tackling the conditions that cause poverty in the first place, rather than the distribution of material goods. We start by asking questions and challenging assumptions. What are the root causes of poverty? What can we do to change the power dynamics that keep people poor? These questions inform the four categories into which our work falls:

Saving lives: Oxfam assists the poorest communities when disaster strikes, but is also working to ensure greater local resilience and the capacity of local responders and governments to deliver disaster response.

Programs to overcome poverty and injustice: Oxfam invests in programs to help people assert their rights so that they can improve their lives.

Campaigning for social justice: Oxfam works to change the laws and practices that keep people trapped in poverty.

Public education: As part of our efforts to overcome poverty, Oxfam works to change the way people think about poverty and its causes.

WHAT WE BELIEVE

Nearly one out of every three of us lives in poverty.
But we see a future in which no one does.

The way we see it, poverty is solvable­­—
A problem rooted in injustice.
Eliminate injustice and you can eliminate poverty.
We’re not saying it will be quick or easy,
but it can be done.
We won't patch a problem and then disappear.
We won't stand by silently and watch others suffer.

Instead, we stand together against injustice.
We recognize our responsibility to hold the
powerful accountable.
We see people’s power to change their lives.

It disturbs us that in a world as rich as ours,
many of us go hungry or don’t have clean water.
Many of us can’t claim our human rights.

It’s wrong.
And together we aim to do what’s right.
Oxfam. Right the wrong.

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MONEY RAISED
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The Team: $45,689 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Patricia Veevers-Carter

Amount Raised

$7,030

 

100% Raised of$7,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Darren Homer

Amount Raised

$4,125

 

41% Raised of$10,000 Goal

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Tasha Cornell-Roberts

Amount Raised

$3,895

 

120% Raised of$3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin O'Gallagher

Amount Raised

$3,416

 

105% Raised of$3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

John Niccolai

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

105% Raised of$3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Matt Moran

Amount Raised

$3,400

 

105% Raised of$3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

MacKenzie Hart

Amount Raised

$3,350

 

103% Raised of$3,250 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Neil Sams and Mark Kingsnorth

Amount Raised

$3,275

 

101% Raised of$3,250 Goal

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