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CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY INC's Fundraiser:

Russ Leblang's Christmas in the City Fundraiser

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BENEFITING: CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY INC

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

THE STORY:

Spreading the Holiday Spirit of Giving, All Year Round!

Keeping the holiday spirit of kindness and charity alive all year long is a marathon feat—each day brings a challenge and opportunity for acts of compassion. As veteran marathoners, we are venturing forth to spread that holiday cheer throughout the year, bringing a bit of Christmas to those in need.

We do so by supporting Christmas in the City. The seven of us — Russell Leblang, Jake Kennedy, Barry Chait, Gina Fiandaca, Bill Comer, Kirsten Ripple and Debbie Wennett — have joined forces to run the 2013 Boston Marathon on behalf of Christmas in the City (CITC). We hope to raise $70,000 to be used as seed financing for next year's CITC gift drive.

What is Christmas in the City?

Simply stated, CITC provides the homeless children of Boston a Christmas, granting them a gift, a meal with their family, an enjoyable celebration in a Winter Wonderland and, most importantly, a lasting impression that there are those in society that care.

Some facts about Christmas in the City:

• Christmas in the City offers homeless children a Christmas.

• It does so by matching thousands of homeless kids with donated gifts
• It culminates in a signature gift-giving event, complete with a luncheon feeding thousands of families, a winter wonderland with rides, entertainment and the opportunity to meet Santa and his friends.

• Christmas in the City serves thousands of under-served children and families in the Boston-area every year.

• Working to answer the growing needs of a troubled economy, Christmas in the City served almost 8000 children last year (2012) alone.

• Christmas in the City teaches both receivers and givers of gifts the joys of compassion, offering many a lifelong lesson in the benefits of sharing.
• Christmas in the City also builds on the idea of community helping community, bringing responsible people together to help their less-fortunate neighbors.

• Christmas in the City is completely organized and operated by volunteers and pro bono services—it is a non-profit charity since 1989.

• Preparation for Christmas in the City is a year-round process, with ongoing efforts to fundraise, gather donated gifts and plan the logistics that make it all successful.

• The Christmas in the City network has expanded its efforts to provide follow-up services for selected families through its Adopt-a-Family program. The idea is to give extra aid beyond the holidays to families with the most extreme needs.

Join our effort:

Remember, children who are homeless do not have a choice in their condition. But, you have a choice to help! Join us in this effort. You can do so by donating through this page. Or contact me for instructions if you prefer to send a check.


Russell Leblang


For more information about Christmas in the City, go to: 
http://christmasinthecity.org/story/

$9,029

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $1,250

  • MWare, Inc.

    $250

  • Bruce Agin

    $100

  • John Lederer

    $50

  • You run and I'll wave

     

  • Bruce & Nancy Landay

     

  • Tom Skelly

    $100

  • Miriam Conrad and Ed DeAngelo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $354

  • John Harvey

    $100

  • Eric Silverman, Eastham Capital

    $100

  • David Arrighini

    $150

  • James Hughes

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Nguyen Hoi-Chan

    $100

  • Eduardo Menge

    $100

  • Byman family

    $100

  • sally and everett parker

    $100

  • Dan Jaffe

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Vinnie Bonazzoli

    $25

  • Thaís Moura

    $50

  • Amy and Adam Forman

     

  • John Kennedy

    $50

  • Sara and Peter Haley

    $350

  • Bill

    $50

  • Larry

    $25

  • Sue

    $300

  • Randy

    $100

  • Cathy Mannick

    $100

  • David Wightman

    $50

  • Rick & Susan Hill

    $100

  • John & Wendy

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Mike Louis

    $75

  • Lisa V Kautz

     

  • Dan and Val Grimes

    $25

  • Mark T

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Agustin Andrade

    $100

  • Shari and Steve McGuirk

     

  • Bennett W. Schwartz

    $25

  • Bottom Line Accounting, Inc.

    $75

  • Ginger Kapinos

     

  • Ralph Lucier

    $100

  • Richard Creem

    $50

  • Toni and Sam Santiago

    $200

  • Phil Brown

    $25

  • RB International Finance (USA)

    $250

  • Keith Tremeer

    $50

  • Dale Kerester

    $100

  • Fidler family

     

  • Tom H.

    $100

  • Sapetnitzky family

    $200

  • Cushman Family

    $100

  • Leanne Spees

    $50

  • Dan and Donna

    $250

  • Frank and Robin

    $100

  • Dale L

    $100

  • Peggy

    $50

  • Terry McGinnis

    $100

  • Erico Narchi

    $150

  • Kelley Rumps

    $25

  • Edgil

    $250

  • Judah

    $100

  • Steve & Michelle

    $200

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Donna Rossetti

    $50

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120% Raised of $7,500 Goal

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The Team: $9,029 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Donna Rossetti

Donna Rossetti

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Edgil

Edgil

DONATION: $250

4 years ago

Steve & Michelle

Steve & Michelle

DONATION: $200

4 years ago

Judah

Judah

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Kelley Rumps

Kelley Rumps

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Erico Narchi

Erico Narchi

DONATION: $150

In memory of the victmis of the attacks. BOSTON STRONG ! 4 years ago

Terry McGinnis

Terry McGinnis

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Peggy

Peggy

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Dale L

Dale L

DONATION: $100

5 years ago