BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
I thought running a marathon would be a once-in-a-lifetime event to cross off my bucket list. But Robin Hood, which helps pull New Yorkers out of poverty, has turned grueling months of training into a normal state of affairs year after year. I'm trying to run NYC for the 10th straight year, or 11th year for the improptu marathon I ran to make up for the one canceled by Hurricane Sandy in 2012. Everytime I think of quitting, I keep in mind the people I've encountered who say the foundation has given them hope. So my struggle pales in comparison. Help them by making a contribution, nothing is too small. All donations are tax deductible and Robin Hood underwrites administrative costs so every $1 you contribute will benefit someone. Plus, I think the organization gives supporters a license to steal, but I haven't been able to confirm that....
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Robin Hood is proud to participate in the 2015 TCS New York City Marathon. Our team of 100 runners will commit to training and raising money with the promise that 100% of every dollar will be used for Robin Hood’s relentless fight against poverty. It’s no small thing: to date, Race for Robin Hood has raised nearly $5 million dollars to aid poverty-fighting efforts.
On race day, November 1, we invite you to join Robin Hood staff, family and friends as we cheer these real-life heroes on at Mile 20 in the Bronx.
Please help support these runners and their mission to fight poverty. You can make a donation in support of a particular runner or make a general donation in support of the entire Robin Hood team. 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.