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Rocking the Boat Team

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BENEFITING: Rocking the Boat, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Jaye

EVENT: Rocking Manhattan 2017

Gillian Stewart

THE STORY:

It's been 5 years since I last rowed around Manhattan as part of Rocking Manhattan, and I think about it often. How many people can say they have circumnavigated the Island of Manhattan on a boat built by students? It was a transformative experience and one I look forward to repeating in 2017. Many people don't even realize it is possible to do this(!!!), and that's a problem.

New York City is made up of islands (Manhattan, Long Island, Staten Island), but many people ignore the waterways. In this time of rising sea level and increasing water temperatures, understanding and respecting the water is going to be vital for all future global citizens. Acknowledging the changing environment, and the human role in that change, is difficult to teach without getting people to interact with their natural surroundings.

As an oceanographer professor who grew up in NY, I believe that education about our waterways, the marine environment, and navigation are critical to the future of our city and the children in it. Further, the opportunity to physically build a boat requires useful skills and can generate confidence in students. This event allows them to see their final product in action.

Please help me help this organization and support kids from the South Bronx as they grow and respect the water around us!

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$925

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Peyton Sise

     

  • Kristen Tucker

    $25

  • Jenni Chow

    $50

  • Indraneel Sur

    $50

  • Ian and Matt

    $100

  • JulieAnne

    $25

  • Robert Holland

    $50

  • Mallory Stewart

    $100

  • Lawrence Siegel

     

  • Brooke Kammrath

     

  • Jayme and Ronnie stewart

    $200

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46% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $7,076 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Adam Green

Amount Raised

$4,831

 

22% Raised of $22,000 Goal

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Michael Lettera

Amount Raised

$1,320

 

26% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gillian Stewart

Amount Raised

$925

 

46% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

ellyn stein

Amount Raised

$0

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Christopher Sheehan

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Jayme and Ronnie stewart

Jayme and Ronnie stewart

DONATION: $200

11 hours ago

Brooke Kammrath

Brooke Kammrath

13 hours ago

Lawrence Siegel

Lawrence Siegel

4 days ago

Mallory Stewart

Mallory Stewart

DONATION: $100

Rock on, sis. 4 days ago

Robert Holland

Robert Holland

DONATION: $50

I'm sure you will Rock it! 5 days ago

JulieAnne

JulieAnne

DONATION: $25

Go Gillian and team! 6 days ago

Ian and Matt

Ian and Matt

DONATION: $100

6 days ago

Indraneel Sur

Indraneel Sur

DONATION: $50

1 week ago

Jenni Chow

Jenni Chow

DONATION: $50

2 weeks ago

Kristen Tucker

Kristen Tucker

DONATION: $25

2 weeks ago