BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
EVENT DATE: Nov 01, 2015
My name is Noah Weiss and I am not a runner. Before making the crazy choice to run the marathon, the longest I had run the previous 10 years was two miles. I have come a long way since committing to run the New York Marathon. Although I was sidelined for almost a month with a sprained lumbar, I continue to push through to make it to the finish line.
I joined the Robin Hood team for the simple fact that I believe that one's community should be the first line of defense against poverty. I am a father and a husband, and am fortunate enough to be part of a fantastic family. My son does not need to worry about the basic foundational needs required for a fair shot at the American Dream. However, this is not true for most people in poverty. The Robin Hood Foundation has one goal, and that is to end poverty in New York City. Robin Hood takes a holistic approach to fighting poverty by funding the best: 1) survival, 2) education, 3) jobs & economic security, and 4) early childhood & youth programs.
I ask that you please join me in supporting this worthy cause. Below you will find a summary of Robin Hood, and what your money could be used for. 100% of every dollar will be used for Robin Hood’s relentless fight against poverty. To date, Race for Robin Hood has raised nearly $5 million dollars to aid poverty-fighting efforts
- 92 percent of people who enter a Robin Hood funded housing program do not return to shelters.
- Robin Hood programs increase the liklihood of passing the GED by 75%.
- Robin Hood's job training programs are 2x more effective than others, yielding higher saleries and job retention rates than other city-funded programs,
- $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.
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.
Thank you in advance for your support.