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Maria Arabatzis' Fundraiser:

St. Francis House Boston 2015

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BENEFITING: Saint Francis House, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Saint Francis House, Inc.

EVENT: 2015 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 20, 2014

Maria Arabatzis

THE STORY:

Saint Francis House, Inc. wrote -

Homelessness can happen to anyone: An illness, a layoff, or a lapse in judgment turns your whole life upside down. Suddenly you can't afford food and clothing. Or worse yet, you lose your home and the belief that life can improve. Where do you go for help?

In Boston, the answer is St. Francis House.

For 30 years, we have welcomed poor and homeless men and women who fear that their best days are behind them. We provide services, support, and a glimpse of what their lives can become: productive, healthy, fulfilling.

St. Francis House is nonprofit and nonsectarian. Our mission and approach are simple: We believe in the worth of every human being, and we know from experience that when people have the right tools, change can happen. Big change. That’s why we provide our guests with everything they need to reclaim their dignity and rebuild their lives: nutritious meals, clothing, access to medical care, counseling, vocational rehabilitation, and housing. In the past year, St. Francis House has:

  • Served more than 300,000 meals
  • Provided 9,161 showers
  • Distributed 7,955 changes of clothes
  • Provided more than 10,000 counseling sessions on mental health issues, substance abuse, housing, employment, legal matters, and other issues
  • Partnered with Boston Health Care for the Homeless to provide 8,761 medical appointments
  • Trained 99 people in our First Step Program
  • Graduated the 138th class from the Moving Ahead Program (MAP), our vocational rehabilitation program, whose alumni now number more than 1,500
  • Provided 56 units of permanent housing in our Next Step Housing Program

We know our approach works. We’ve been named a model program by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, the U.S. House of Representatives Speaker’s Task Force on Homelessness, and the Social Security Administration. And every day, our guests tell us that we have saved and changed their lives.

Please join us in helping our brothers and sisters leave homelessness behind. Because everyone deserves a place to live and a second chance.

$8,397

MONEY RAISED
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  • Eric Shrayer - 10 Time Fantasy Hockey Champion

    $25

  • The last RMCM employee to win the Fantasy Football League

    $26

  • Taxia

    $20

  • Anthony

    $27

  • SueB.

    $25

  • Yiannis the Greek

    $50

  • Sue T.

    $50

  • The McVeighs

    $500

  • Maggie

     

  • Geoff

     

  • Katie

     

  • Carrie

     

  • Dio

    $200

  • Anna

     

  • Sara & Brendan Akashian

     

  • Catherine

    $25

  • Nick

     

  • Megan

    $50

  • Alex

     

  • Elena

     

  • Matt and Kristen

     

  • George

    $100

  • Katie

    $25

  • Erika

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Katerina Arabatos

    $20

  • Laura Strong

    $40

  • Christina Hayes

    $100

  • Lindsey Nathan

    $50

  • Tim and Kathy Egan

    $500

  • Jackie Egan

    $50

  • Chat

    $500

  • Lauren King

     

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #1

    $143

  • Kyleen

     

  • Kate Arabatzis

    $150

  • Stephanie Tackach

     

  • Patrick Leighton

     

  • Dimitri

    $100

  • Thea Lainey

    $50

  • Antonia Spirounias

    $35

  • Paula Arabatzis

     

  • Brian Egan

     

  • Gerald Hardy

     

  • Sara Jacobsen

     

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #2

    $136

  • Mark Pietrantonio

    $100

  • Marie Sirois

    $20

  • Brittany & Greg Long

    $50

  • The Roths

     

  • Julie Strong

     

  • Kristiaan Lokere

     

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #3

    $71

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Jackie Eagan

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jess Deeney

     

  • DiMare

     

  • Miriam Martinez

     

  • Michael Buckley

     

  • Yugi Koga

     

  • Alecia Marino

     

  • Barbara Morrison

     

  • Robert J. McHugh

     

  • Ann Kirrane

     

  • Mallory Kennedy

    $20

  • Mark Pietrantonio

     

  • Ryan Lowry

     

  • Caroline Egan

     

  • Nina Shah

     

  • William J. Foley

     

  • Kellie Carroll

     

  • Liz Silva

     

  • Neil Cronin

     

  • Thomas Roche

    $50

  • nancy sexton

     

  • Ashley Lyons

    $100

  • WomenInBiz

    $100

  • Chris Rumul

     

  • SFH RTFL Raffle proceeds

    $289

  • Ryan Lowry

     

  • Carolyn Wheatley

     

  • Michael Hall

     

  • Caroline Egan

     

  • Mark Pietrantonio

     

  • Ellie Miller

     

  • Nicole Bova

     

  • Joanna Clark

     

  • Mattthew Gibbons

     

  • SFH Marathon support donations

    $195

  • Nina Shah

    $30

  • Emma Hall

    $30

  • Matt DiMare

    $30

  • Derek Gauger

    $30

  • Katie Leighton

    $30

  • Jonelle Flood

     

  • Genna Farley

     

  • Paul Stuka

     

  • Jan Ingvalson

     

  • ingvalsons

     

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The Team: $49,735 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Eva and Colby Smidt

Amount Raised

$22,234

 

111% Raised of $20,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Jennifer Nodelman

Amount Raised

$10,401

 

139% Raised of $7,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Collins

Amount Raised

$8,703

Fundraiser Title

Maria Arabatzis

Amount Raised

$8,397

Donor Comments

ingvalsons

ingvalsons

2 years ago

Jan Ingvalson

Jan Ingvalson

2 years ago

Paul Stuka

Paul Stuka

2 years ago

Genna Farley

Genna Farley

2 years ago

Jonelle Flood

Jonelle Flood

2 years ago

Katie Leighton

Katie Leighton

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Derek Gauger

Derek Gauger

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Matt DiMare

Matt DiMare

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Emma Hall

Emma Hall

DONATION: $30

2 years ago

Nina Shah

Nina Shah

DONATION: $30

2 years ago