BENEFITING: Rebuilding Together NYC
ORGANIZER: Rebuilding Together NYC
I’m running my tenth NYC marathon to raise funds for The Saint & Streetfighter Foundation, which was set up to honor the extraordinary mother of a close friend, Patty Johnson, and for Rebuilding Together NYC, the local affiliate of a nationwide nonprofit that Patty founded. You can read below about this incredible organization, which I am extremely excited to support. While I have no fundraising goal (I have independently secured a bib for the race), I am hoping that small donations from many friends add up to a great contribution.
MORE ABOUT SAINT AND STREETFIGHTER FOUNDATION
The Saint and Streetfighter Foundation continues a lifetime of social justice work begun by Patty Johnson, with a focus on grant making and programs related to reconciliation, home rehabilitation, and helping people in need. The Foundation was named after an award that Patty received ("The Saint and Streetfighter Award") in the 1980's on the occasion of Patty's four-year anniversary as Executive Director of Christmas in April (the predecessor to Rebuilding Together) which read, in part:
"In gratitude for her love, her wisdom, her compassion, and her jubilant energy ... She inspired us to do more than we ever thought we could. She brought hope and joy to others who had nothing left but faith. We search the horizon for another Patty. But none comes, or ever will: for her class is hers alone."Patty Johnson was a tireless advocate for those in need. She devoted her professional life to non-profit social justice work. Ever-passionate and enthusiastic, Patty impacted the lives of hundreds of thousands of low-income homeowners, allowing older adults to age in place, helping injured veterans and people with disabilities to live with dignity and giving young children around the country a safe place to live and learn.She proudly displayed this award in a space she created for her young grandchildren prior to her sudden passing in 2017.For more information, please visit the Foundation's website here.
MORE ABOUT REBUILDING TOGETHER NYC
Rebuilding Together NYC is a nonprofit organization for safe and healthy housing that provides repairs and modifications to low-income homes and non-profit facilities. We exist to serve the pressing needs of low-income homeowners and nonprofit organizations throughout New York City. With the help of our corporate sponsors and civic-minded volunteers, we make this happen at no cost to the homeowner or organization that benefits from our programs.We feel that this mission is a testament to the willingness, and eagerness, of people to help make a difference. Founded in 1999, we have performed projects throughout the five boroughs and are building our programs to provide even more to those that need a helping hand. For more information, please check out our website here or contact Lilly McNicholas at (718) 488-8840.