Monica Ceragioli via Crowdrise
September 12, 2012
BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
Mileage Tracker: 250
As I train for my second marathon, this time on the opposite coast, I'm so excited to be supporting the Robin Hood Foundation. The organization holds a firm commitment to fighting poverty in New York City by funding charter schools and educational non-profits, community centers, job-training programs, veteran support organizations, housing shelters, family programs, and food banks. In 2011, Robin Hood gave more than $146 million to over 200 organizations.
But it's not just this staggering impact that I find meaningful - Robin Hood uses a disciplined system of benefit-cost metrics to determine which programs to support. Through site visits, careful analysis, and emphasized accountability, only effective and responsible organizations receive Robin Hood funds. And because Robin Hood's board of directors pays for all administrative and fundraising costs, 100% of every dollar you donate will go directly to the poverty-fighting programs the foundation supports.
Please consider supporting my commitment to raise $2,500 for Robin Hood by race day, November 4. Training with the goal not only to cross the marathon finish line, but to help those in need in New York has made logging my miles twice as meaningful.
More information from Robin Hood:
Visit the Robin Hood Foundation website HERE
For the past 5 years, more than 650 Robin Hood runners have crossed the finish line of the ING New York City Marathon. Along the way, these runners have raised nearly $4 million for Robin Hood, helping to feed, shelter and heal our neighbors in need, as well as equipping them with educational and employment opportunities to improve their lives.
This year 100 runners will participate in the marathon as part of Team Robin Hood. Each runner has personally committed to raising $2,500; 100% of which will go to help New Yorkers in need build better lives for themselves and their families.
Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
- $50 covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
- $75 provides a day of high quality preschool for one child.
- $100 connects one low-income family to public benefits, social services, and employment counseling.
- $200 helps a woman secure a $1,500 microloan to help her launch or expand her own business.
- $750 provides a year of basic literacy training and G.E.D. test preparation for one student.
- $1,000 pays for health care for one adolescent for one year.
- $1,500 provides a year of counseling for the family of a child enrolled in pre-school.
- $2,500 sends one student to a high-performing charter school.
By supporting ROBIN HOOD, you support 200 poverty-fighting schools and programs in all five boroughs. During the race, runners will pass through the neighborhoods of ten Robin Hood funded programs. Click here to view the map.