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Linda Leonard's Fundraiser:

Project Renewal TCS New York City Marathon 2016

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November 07, 2016

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BENEFITING: Project Renewal, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Project Renewal, Inc.

EVENT: 2016 TCS NEW YORK CITY MARATHON

EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016

Linda Leonard

THE STORY:

Each year, more than 50,000 runners gather from all parts of the world for a 26.2 mile jaunt through the five boroughs of New York City.  The New York City marathon is a once-a-year party that celebrates the will power, camaraderie, pain and joy that are all part of running a marathon.  During the race, the streets swell with what seems like an endless stream of runners of all ages and backgrounds.

 

Now consider another group of more than 50,000 New Yorkers, far less celebrated, that face a marathon struggle of their own each day – the men, women and children who experience homelessness.  Each night, nearly 60,000 New Yorkers seek refuge in the City’s many emergency homeless shelters.  Thousands more sleep “rough” in cars, subways and on the streets.  While many of us might think of the stereotype of an older man with substance abuse issues as the face of homelessness, that face has changed over the past several years.  The majority of the City’s shelter population is families with young children who have been forced out of their homes due to unemployment, medical expenses or rising rents. I am choosing to run on behalf of these men, women, and children.

 

Project Renewal is a nonprofit committed to ending the cycle of homelessness in New York City.  This is an organization that does really great work in the city I have come to love over the last (almost) six years. Andrew and I have both interacted with Project Renewal in our work/volunteer activities and think highly of their programs. As a volunteer for the clinic at the Bowery Mission, I regularly refer clients to the Project Renewal mobile health vans for more comprehensive services, and their presence in the community is a lifeline. Andrew also regularly sees the provision of much needed medical care at the St. Francis breadline. Without the shelter and medical services of Project Renewal, many of our fellow New Yorkers would have no shot at getting back on their feet. I am so excited to fulfill a lifelong dream of running a marathon, while raising money for a cause close to my heart.

I encourage you to check out their website to learn more about the great work they do.

Donations are tax deductible, and 100% goes to Project Renewal programs!

Thank you so much for your support!

$2,746

MONEY RAISED
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  • Peter and Cindy Eichling

    $150

  • Ebram Megally

    $26.20

  • Alicia Deary

    $25

  • Dennis & Norma Leonard

    $150

  • Sarah and Jason

    $50

  • Ellen Sullivan

    $50

  • Susie Eichling

    $20

  • Amanda & Nate Smith

    $40

  • Kristin Leonard

    $50

  • Katie Roberts

    $25

  • Maddye

     

  • The Johnson Family

    $50

  • Daniel & Noelle

     

  • Steve & Carol Lytch

    $50

  • Kathy & Tom

     

  • Alex Cohen

     

  • David Raymond

     

  • Michelle

    $25

  • Jenna

    $50

  • Julian Kiani

     

  • Mariana

    $100

  • Jonathan S

    $25

  • Julia Gabbert

     

  • Helen Woolworth

    $50

  • Amanda G

     

  • Rocio & Kreg

     

  • Katherine Waters & Ben Jackson

    $25

  • Big Willie Style

    $50

  • Katie and Miguel

    $50

  • Veronica Wong

    $25

  • Meaghan Cells

    $25

  • The Panthers

    $50

  • The McNamara Family

    $50

  • Matthew Selinger

    $25

  • Patricia Leonard

    $50

  • Jenny, Evan, Simone & Eliza

    $100

  • Stephanie Hroncich

    $25

  • katie felter

    $50

  • Kathryn W

    $50

  • Lauren Pierce

    $50

  • Joe Foley

    $30

  • Trish Daly

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kyle Pochini

    $50

  • Katie Leonard

    $25

  • Peter and Christy Melamed

     

  • Whittons

    $50

  • Stephanie Ballard

    $25

  • Kate McCabe

    $25

  • Kristin Gambardella

    $15

  • Lisa Morley

     

  • Mark & Rainy Leonard

    $125

  • Dave and Lorraine

    $100

  • Madeleine Pascale

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Amy and Jordan Anstatt

    $25

  • Griff and Elizabeth Gatewood

    $35

  • Aol Matching Gift

    $50

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110% Raised of$2,500 Goal

The Team: $15,704 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Linda Leonard

Amount Raised

$2,746

 

110% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Caitlin Mahoney

Amount Raised

$2,710

 

108% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jessica Spencer

Amount Raised

$2,677

 

107% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Looney

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

emily Murphy

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

100% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mark Baechle

Amount Raised

$2,321

 

93% Raised of$2,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Peter Sample

Amount Raised

$250

Fundraiser Title

Project Renewal, Inc.

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$18,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Aol Matching Gift

Aol Matching Gift

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Griff and Elizabeth Gatewood

Griff and Elizabeth Gatewood

DONATION: $35

2 years ago

Amy and Jordan Anstatt

Amy and Jordan Anstatt

DONATION: $25

We are so proud of you and so excited for you!!! You are amazing, Linda! 2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Madeleine Pascale

Madeleine Pascale

DONATION: $25

Gooooo Linda!!!! 2 years ago

Dave and Lorraine

Dave and Lorraine

DONATION: $100

Go Linda!! Love you 2 years ago

Mark & Rainy Leonard

Mark & Rainy Leonard

DONATION: $125

Good Luck, Linda! 2 years ago

Lisa Morley

Lisa Morley

Congrats Linda! 2 years ago

Kristin Gambardella

Kristin Gambardella

DONATION: $15

2 years ago

Kate McCabe

Kate McCabe

DONATION: $25

You're going to kill it on Sunday, Linda! 2 years ago