BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood Staff
I am running the 2011 New York City Marathon on November 6. I will have trained for 26 weeks, run over 100 times and covered well over 600 miles. This will be my fifth NYC Marathon, but the first where I am running on behalf of a great organization.
The Robin Hood Foundation works to assist New Yorkers most in need by seeking out and funding the most effective schools and programs in New York and partnering with them. The board of Robin Hood pays all administrative and fund-raising costs so that all donations go directly to the programs serving families who struggle with poverty.
Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
$50 provides a day of preschool and mental-health services for a child with special needs.
$65 pays for an intensive 2.5-hour Saturday morning mentoring and tutoring session.
$200 provides a low-income New Yorker free health care at a neighborhood clinic.
$220 pays for a day of training to become a home health attendant, a job that pays $21,000 a year.
$250 pays for a half-day of training for an unemployed New Yorker to become a commercial truck driver.
$280 enrolls 140 low-income families in public health insurance.
$400 provides six months of psychiatric treatment for a homeless person.
$750 pays for a social worker to provide parenting, education and counseling to one low-income family for a year.
$1,000 pays for screening and diagnosis for cancer.
$1,300 pays for a year of treatment and aid for a child with asthma, reducing school absenteeism by 70% and hospitalization by 100%.
Best regards, Charlie