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Gina Grone's Fundraiser:

Team Light of Life Pittsburgh Marathon

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THE STORY:

Double Your Impact!

Every donation given through this site will be matched by Corey (my husband) and me, up to $1,000. My goal is to raise $1,000 from friends and family plus $1,000 from Corey and me.

Why Light of Life?

Located only a few blocks from our house in Pittsburgh's Northside neighborhood, I regularly see homeless men lining up at the building for food and shelter. After looking at the organization's website, I saw that they have a long history of involvement with Pittsburgh's homeless population, provide more in-depth care than a basic soup kitchen, and are the right size to use financial support wisely but efficiently. I am in the process of becoming more involved by volunteering my time, but financial support will also help.

What is Light of Life?

Light of Life is well-known for providing meals and shelter, but offering basic needs is only one aspect of a broader, multi-faceted mission. We aim to transform the lives of those we serve with faith-based counseling, education, and rehabilitation programming designed to provide essential life resources and empower people to become addiction-free, wage-earning citizens, caring parents, skilled employees and lifelong learners.We serve approximately 1,000 unduplicated people each year.

Light of Life provides comprehensive services to the poor and homeless which fall under two main areas: the Recovery Program and Samaritan Ministries. Our Recovery Program delivers a holistic approach to address the root causes of homelessness and poverty, combining housing with addiction recovery, education and career training, life skills, spiritual enrichment, and other vital services. Samaritan Ministries provide critical points of entry for indigent people seeking help for immediate needs including food, shelter and spiritual outreach.

Light of Life aims to help people to:

  • Stabilize their lives through access to basic needs
  • Build a foundation for living addiction-free lives
  • Have access to educational resources
  • Learn new skills to achieve career goals
  • Gain self-esteem, self-determination and essential life skills through group and individual counseling
  • Gain a sense of hope and purpose through Light of Life’s loving, supportive environment

By equipping those less fortunate with tools to overcome poverty and other adversities, Light of Life helps improve the quality of life for the next generation. With functional, caring parents, children have the chance to succeed in school and grow up as healthy, productive citizens. As a result, Pittsburgh communities can grow and prosper.

Here are some of the ways we’ll use the funds you raise:

  • $2.34 covers the cost of one meal
  • $40 cover the cost of one night of shelter for one person
  • $385 covers the cost of one day of programming for our Women and Children’s Program
  • $1,000 covers the cost of mattresses, pillows, bedding, and towels for the shelter for one year

$1,865

MONEY RAISED
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  • Julie and Drew

    $20

  • Gina and Corey

    $20

  • Ted Curran

    $20

  • Simona and Russell

    $20

  • Barb and Ross

    $100

  • Mike Beattie

     

  • MC

    $50

  • Gina and Corey

    $360

  • Ryan & Sandy McDonell

    $100

  • Meghan Roe

    $20

  • Traci and Malcolm

    $50

  • Gina and Corey

    $240

  • Debi Dobransky-Fasiska

    $50

  • Lily McNulty

    $25

  • Rachel Booth

     

  • Maryia Rakach

     

  • Gina Grone

    $130

  • Robin S.

     

  • Kelly

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Paul S.

    $20

  • Anonymous

     

  • Gina and Corey Grone

    $250

  • Kate Miller

    $10

  • Carol and Peter McDonell

    $20

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93% Raised of $2,000 Goal

The Team: $25,378 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Sherri Adelkoff

Amount Raised

$2,625

Fundraiser Title

Doug Smith

Amount Raised

$2,534

 

127% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Co-eXprise Inc.

Amount Raised

$2,403

 

120% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Gina Grone

Amount Raised

$1,865

 

93% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Valerie Quatrini

Amount Raised

$1,845

 

92% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

jessi marsh

Amount Raised

$1,666

Fundraiser Title

Paul Matthews

Amount Raised

$1,325

 

133% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

TJ Christensen

Amount Raised

$1,150

 

58% Raised of $2,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Carol and Peter McDonell

Carol and Peter McDonell

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Kate Miller

Kate Miller

DONATION: $10

6 years ago

Gina and Corey Grone

Gina and Corey Grone

DONATION: $250

Bringing our match up to $1,000 total 6 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

6 years ago

Paul S.

Paul S.

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

DONATION: $50

Neighbor donation 6 years ago

Kelly

Kelly

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Robin S.

Robin S.

You know I like to arrive fashionably late ;-)) 6 years ago

Gina Grone

Gina Grone

DONATION: $130

Matching donations for 4/22 and 4/23 plus a little extra to pass up Doug Smith! 6 years ago

Rachel Booth

Rachel Booth

6 years ago