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Mary Collins' 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

Mary Collins

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.

$8,703

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous*

    $1,000

  • Pam Callahan

    $53

  • Anonymous

    $2,000

  • Pamela Callahan

    $20

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #1

    $143

  • Laura Kozak

     

  • Jan Collins

     

  • Anonymous

     

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #2

    $136

  • Anonymous

     

  • Kristiaan B. Lokere

     

  • Barbara Crawford

     

  • RTFL ticket sales batch #3

    $71

  • Anonymous

     

  • Mary Costello

     

  • Ann Kirrane

    $8

  • Robert J. McHugh

    $10

  • Barbara Morrison

    $100

  • Alecia Marino

    $6

  • William J. Foley

     

  • Kellie Carroll

     

  • Liz Silva

     

  • SFH RTFL Raffle proceeds

    $289

  • SFH Marathon support donations

    $195

  • Luz Lopez

    $50

  • Susan and Bill Gotschewski

     

  • Maryann Amodeo

     

  • Pamela Callahan

     

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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

Susan and Bill Gotschewski

Susan and Bill Gotschewski

2 years ago

Maryann Amodeo

Maryann Amodeo

2 years ago

Pamela Callahan

Pamela Callahan

2 years ago

Luz Lopez

Luz Lopez

DONATION: $50

Congrats on your 4th Boston Marathon! Thanks for all you do!! 2 years ago

SFH Marathon support donations

SFH Marathon support donations

DONATION: $195

2 years ago

SFH RTFL Raffle proceeds

SFH RTFL Raffle proceeds

DONATION: $289

2 years ago

Liz Silva

Liz Silva

2 years ago

Kellie Carroll

Kellie Carroll

2 years ago

William J. Foley

William J. Foley

2 years ago

Ann Kirrane

Ann Kirrane

DONATION: $8

2 years ago