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Plummer Home 2016 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Plummer Youth Promise

ORGANIZER: Plummer Youth Promise

EVENT: 2016 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 18, 2016

Amy Cutler

THE STORY:

On April 18th, 2016, I will run my 6th Boston Marathon.  As I have done for the previous 2 years, I will run in celebration of and in gratitude for my family and in support of the Plummer Home for Boys in Salem, MA.  

After the horrific events at the finish line of The Boston Marathon on April 15th, 2013, we underwent a journey of grief and healing as a city, as a community and as a family.  My family drew strength from one another to move past our fear and "take back the finish line" on April 21, 2014.  It is precisely these family bonds that enable us to move forward through our lives, tackling fear, hardship and challenge with hope and love.  Everyone, and especially children, need and deserve such a family and safety network.

As the mother of 3 children, 2 of whom are teenagers, the need for family bonds that transcend everything and remain unsevered becomes more and more apparent to me.  That, together, we have a stable and secure connection to help us navigate the complexities and challenges of life is something for which I am endlessly grateful.  It is unfathomable to me that children who enter the foster care system can go through their entire childhood without ever finding the stability and security of a family that will be with them forever. Plummer Home is working to change this with services that heavily emphasize finding permanent families while teaching skills and connecting youth with community. The stories of these young people and Plummer’s work are incredibly moving.

Plummer Home gives children the support necessary to successfully navigate to healthy adulthood and strives to find them permanent families before they leave the foster care system.  Please join me in supporting Plummer Home by donating to my marathon run. Your gift will support things small and large such as holiday gifts, athletic fees, camping trips and therapy.

I run in gratitude for my family.  I run Because Children Need Families.  I run because together we are Boston Strong, Family Strong.

Plummer Home serves young men and women who have been bouncing around the foster care system for years, or who are at risk of entering the system. We find them families, teach them skills and connect them with community.

Founded in 1855, the mission of Plummer Home is to provide adolescents innovative support and services, in a safe and nurturing environment, to build the relationships and skills necessary for successful adulthood.

Why we do it

Because annually, more than 23,000 youth who have been living in group care or foster care leave the child welfare system with no permanent family.

By age 24:

  • Almost 4 in 10 will experience homelessness
  • More than half will be unemployed
  • 2/3 of the girls will become pregnant

How we do it

Our holistic Model of Care is focused on:

  • Finding kids permanent families
  • Preparing kids with skills, and
  • Connecting them with their communities

Where we do it

  • Group Home for 12 boys between 13 and 18 years old.
  • Supported Apartment for young men ages 16–22. On same premises as Group Home.
  • Community-based 1-bedroom apartments for young men or women who turned 18 while in group care or foster care. 
  • Foster Care for girls and boys birth to age 22, though we prefer to work with older youth. 
  • On Point Teen Resource Center for youth at risk of being removed from their families for having minor brushes with the law. Also serves neighborhood youth.

Learn more at: www.plummerhome.org

$7,600

MONEY RAISED
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  • DSCI

    $500

  • Dennis Allaire Family

     

  • Gloria Coolidge

    $250

  • Bresnahan Clan

    $50

  • Dylan Miyake

    $250

  • Lauren Santeusanio

    $100

  • Bill Hamilton

    $100

  • The Spungin Family

    $100

  • Sean Maloney

    $250

  • The Doody Family

    $50

  • Kel, Mick and Sean Calnan

    $100

  • Betsy Hancock

    $50

  • Holly & Joe Russell

    $25

  • Lora Maloney

    $100

  • The Raisides Family

     

  • Koda Lincoln

    $100

  • Sue and Daniel Passacantilli

     

  • Dan Polidoro & Will Capps

    $100

  • Cutler clan

    $75

  • Barclay Family

     

  • The Day Family

    $100

  • Bob RIng

    $200

  • Maloney-Prasads

    $500

  • The Sheehan Family

    $100

  • Snook Family

    $50

  • The Hecht Family

     

  • Sean Dandley

    $100

  • AMR Benefits Management, LLC

    $250

  • Ruth and Roger Murphy

    $25

  • Paul and Tina Allaire

    $100

  • The Gransbury Family

    $500

  • Mary Wutka Hollworth

    $100

  • Jennie and Andrew Sheridan

     

  • Vic and Joan Burritt

    $25

  • Susan Stone

    $100

  • Amy and Guy Tully

     

  • Tim Sullivan

    $50

  • Kim Macdonald

    $50

  • The Maine Maloneys

    $50

  • The Mauck Family

    $100

  • Janet and Marvin

    $50

  • The Serra Family

    $100

  • the Grohe family

    $100

  • Chris Baylow

    $100

  • Bill and Megan Quinn

    $100

  • Mom and Dad Cutler

    $100

  • The Fiegener Family

    $100

  • The Cruickshanks

     

  • Natalie Belli

     

  • The Thompson Family

    $50

  • The Spignesi Fam

     

  • Maloney

    $500

  • Kim S

    $50

  • Carol, Jack and Chris

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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The Team: $46,335 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Jibreel Ilanthirayan S

Amount Raised

$14,665

 

293% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jacquie Washburn

Amount Raised

$9,300

Fundraiser Title

Marci Gallup

Amount Raised

$8,320

Fundraiser Title

Amy Cutler

Amount Raised

$7,600

Fundraiser Title

Amy Cunningham

Amount Raised

$6,450

 

129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

3 years ago

Carol, Jack and Chris

Carol, Jack and Chris

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Kim S

Kim S

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Maloney

Maloney

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

The Spignesi Fam

The Spignesi Fam

You got this!!! 3 years ago

The Thompson Family

The Thompson Family

DONATION: $50

In honor of Amy Cutler 3 years ago

Natalie Belli

Natalie Belli

3 years ago

The Cruickshanks

The Cruickshanks

3 years ago

The Fiegener Family

The Fiegener Family

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Mom and Dad Cutler

Mom and Dad Cutler

DONATION: $100

3 years ago