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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2016

EVENT DATE: Sep 17, 2016

Peter Wright

THE STORY:

Rocking the Boat empowers young people from the South Bronx to develop the self-confidence to set ambitious goals and gain the skills necessary to achieve them. Students work together to build wooden boats, learn to row and sail, and restore local urban waterways, revitalizing their community while creating better lives for themselves. Kids don't just build boats, boats build kids.

Rocking the Boat participants, nearly all from Hunts Point and surrounding neighborhoods, deeply and daily feel the effects of living in the poorest Congressional District in the nation. More than one-third of the District’s total population and half of the district’s children live below the poverty line and the area consistently has double the unemployment rate of the metropolitan area as a whole. These disheartening statistics are compounded by the City’s strained and unbalanced educational system. Public schools in the South Bronx are overcrowded and underfunded, resulting in discouraged students and contributing to an alarmingly low on-time graduation rate of just 33%. Too many students get caught in a cycle of failure starting with dropping out of high school and skipping college. Without intervention they are likely to engage in destructive behaviors including gang involvement, substance use, street crime, and to become parents before they are ready.

Rocking the Boat’s fleet currently numbers 49 rowing boats and sailboats. Students work with skilled carpenters and experienced environmental scientists learning and applying the math, science, design, carpentry, and maritime skills necessary to complete their projects, and in the process gain self confidence, leadership skills, and a real sense of inner strength. They also work regularly with staff social workers on academic and social-emotional issues, college guidance, and venture outside their comfort zones on long distance rowing, sailing, and camping trips, as well as to a range of collegiate and professional environments. As a result of all this, Rocking the Boat students are more successful in school, are accepted to college at much higher rates, and have done more to develop the character traits that will lead to long-term success.

 

 

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To This Fundraiser

$30,656

MONEY RAISED
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  • Kelley Finlayson

    $25

  • Combias family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jeff and Melania Conte

    $100

  • Jean and Mark

    $200

  • Emory

    $25

  • Black Swan

    $250

  • Amanda

    $250

  • The Hil

    $50

  • Peter and Cynthia Kellogg

    $725

  • Peter and Cynthia Kellogg

    $725

  • Bill & Susan Rogers

    $100

  • Dr. & Mrs. John J. DiBiase

    $200

  • Barbara Brown

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Margot

    $75

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Douglas and Margaret Love

    $1,000

  • Kristin Carey

    $25

  • Lauren Daub

     

  • Arjun, Claire, Nakul, and Baby Saxena #2

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Tracie Ahern and Daniele DeOliveira - Assisting Hands of Monmouth County

    $250

  • Peggy & Richard Williams

     

  • Charles Barclay

    $100

  • ultramafic

    $25

  • Stroke!

    $250

  • Edward and Deborah Pollack Fine Art

    $50

  • Marianne Buck

     

  • Dan Hurley

    $100

  • Becky & Jake

     

  • Gerrie Harrison

    $100

  • Nancy Van Duyne

    $100

  • Bill & Harriette O'Brien

    $100

  • Char & Tom Charlton

     

  • SociaLife

    $50

  • John, Christina, and George!

    $100

  • Robert and Jane Post

    $250

  • Brooke Weisleder

    $250

  • Stephen Roman

     

  • judi and stephan leone

    $100

  • Adam Conte

     

  • Mark and Sharpe Beaton

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Josh Saccurato

    $25

  • Anna Hindell

    $50

  • Jim and Sherry Urner

    $25

  • Anna

    $50

  • Cornelius Sigety

    $250

  • Connie Pilling

    $50

  • Bill and Connie Fortenbaugh

    $100

  • Anne Benedict

    $100

  • Peter Chance

    $200

  • Alfred and Kay Gardner

    $50

  • Ellie

     

  • Stanley and Pamela Switlik

    $1,000

  • Todd Lotozo

    $200

  • Doug and Betsy Nelson

    $100

  • Cynthia Smyth

    $250

  • Otto and Pat Lowe

    $100

  • James and Sharon Maida

    $1,250

  • Wright Family Fund

    $1,500

  • Tableau Foundation Match for Margie Cooper's gift

    $50

  • Carluccio, Leone, Dimon, Doyle & Sacks LLC

    $100

  • Christina Hudson

    $150

  • Peter and D'Arcy Green

    $1,000

  • Robert Hartmann

    $100

  • Richard Sameth

    $100

  • Lee Childers

    $500

  • Karen and Mike Mersky

    $250

  • Thomas Kirch

    $100

  • Cornelius Sigety

    $50

  • Florence Baston

    $25

  • Therapeutic Touch

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mary-Jo Kinneally

    $100

  • Lawrence and Deborah Reid

    $25

  • Caroline and Harold Schmul

    $200

  • Garrett Sayia

    $200

  • In Memory of Meredith McLean Francis

    $100

  • William Roebling

    $50

  • Stuart Van Winkle

    $50

  • George Nebel

    $100

  • Nancy Vogt

    $25

  • Gerald and Laura Darling

    $2,000

  • Pres and Lindy Giammattei

    $100

  • Jennifer Buck

    $75

  • Gerald Harvey

    $50

  • Tay and Bob Adams

    $750

  • Russ and Laura Schaible

    $100

  • Jack Lampman

    $100

  • Emily Hackett

    $20

  • William deCamp, Jr.

    $1,000

  • Susan and Jimmy Kellogg

    $2,000

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The Team: $30,656 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Peter Wright

Amount Raised

$22,870

Fundraiser Title

Amanda Wright

Amount Raised

$4,191

 

168% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Charlotte Williams

Amount Raised

$2,145

 

86% Raised of $2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Margaret (Ashley) Love

Amount Raised

$1,000

 

200% Raised of $500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Henry O'Brien

Amount Raised

$175

Fundraiser Title

Evan Conte

Amount Raised

$150

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Matthew Saccurato

Amount Raised

$125

Fundraiser Title

Patrick Koar

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Susan and Jimmy Kellogg

Susan and Jimmy Kellogg

DONATION: $2,000

10 months ago

William deCamp, Jr.

William deCamp, Jr.

DONATION: $1,000

11 months ago

Emily Hackett

Emily Hackett

DONATION: $20

12 months ago

Jack Lampman

Jack Lampman

DONATION: $100

12 months ago

Russ and Laura Schaible

Russ and Laura Schaible

DONATION: $100

1 year ago

Tay and Bob Adams

Tay and Bob Adams

DONATION: $750

1 year ago

Gerald Harvey

Gerald Harvey

DONATION: $50

1 year ago

Jennifer Buck

Jennifer Buck

DONATION: $75

1 year ago

Pres and Lindy Giammattei

Pres and Lindy Giammattei

DONATION: $100

Go team GO 1 year ago

Gerald and Laura Darling

Gerald and Laura Darling

DONATION: $2,000

1 year ago