BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
After living in Brooklyn for five years, I’ve learned a few things about being a New Yorker. Some of these lessons were easy to come by, such as—walk fast on the sidewalk or get out of the way, the housing market truly is insane, and always use the bathroom before getting on the subway.
Other insights have only become clear after living here day-after-day. The biggest lesson I’ve learned? That I am incredibly lucky to live in New York City—to have a home in a safe neighborhood where my kids can walk to a good public school and play without care at the playground; to have resources in the bank to deal with the broken appliance or flooded basement or to attend the newest Broadway hit; to be able to take advantage of and enjoy so many aspects of this crazy and wonderful city. Not every New Yorker is so lucky.
As part of my continued New York-ification, I have decided to run the 2015 New York City Marathon--26.2 miles through all five boroughs while being cheered on by over 2 million of my neighbors. I’m taking on this challenge to push myself and to take part in one of this city’s best traditions.
I am also using this as an opportunity to give back to the city that I have come to call home. This is where you come in!
I am running with the Robin Hood Foundation’s team in order to raise money to fight poverty in NYC. The Robin Hood Foundation is New York’s largest poverty-fighting organization and focuses directly on finding, funding and creating programs and schools that generate meaningful results for families in New York’s poorest neighborhoods. To date, Robin Hood has raised more than $1.95 billion in dollars, goods and services to provide hundreds of the most effective soup kitchens, homeless shelters, schools, job-training and other vital services that give New York’s neediest citizens the tools they need to build better lives.
I'd appreciate it if you would support me in this personal challenge, but more importantly to play a role in Robin Hood's work to fight poverty in New York City.
Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
- $50 covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
- $75 provides a day of high quality preschool for one child.
- $100 connects one low-income family to public benefits, social services, and employment counseling.
- $200 helps a woman secure a $1,500 micro-loan to help her launch or expand her own business.
- $750 provides a year of basic literacy training and G.E.D. test preparation for one student.
- $1000 pays for health care for one adolescent for one year.
THANK YOU for choosing to support me in this personal challenge, but more importantly for committing to playing a role in Robin Hood's work to fight poverty in New York City.