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Team St. Francis House Boston Marathon 2013

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Kris Lokere via Crowdrise
April 15, 2013

We did it! I finished the race today, safe and sound, and you helped me reach my goal to raise funds for st Francis House.  See more

BENEFITING: Saint Francis House, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Saint Francis House, Inc.

EVENT: 2013 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 15, 2013

Kris Lokere

THE STORY:

 

I am training to achieve perhaps the biggest challenge of my life: Running the 2013 Boston Marathon. I am dedicating my efforts to raise money forSt Francis House. St Francis House is a homeless shelter in Boston which offers food, shelter, clothing, medical care, mental health counseling, substance abuse counseling, and career counseling to the poor and homeless.

I have never run a marathon before, but I have been a supporter of St Francis House for more than a decade. I am challenging myself to run my first marathon, and I would like to challenge you to make your most generous donation possible to help the homeless and to show me your support.

As if there was ever any doubt, I'm finding out that training for a marathon isn't easy! At times during a long run, you just want to give up and call it a day. But so far, I've been completing every workout on my training schedule, and it is donations from friends like you that keep me motivated. 

At no point in my training schedule will I actually run a full 26.2 miles - I am saving that for marathon day, April 15, 2013. Well, yes, otherwise it wouldn't be my first ever marathon! On that day especially, when it gets difficult in the second half (heartbreak hill?), I promise to push through it by thinking about all the donations that you have made to the homeless people who are served by Saint Francis House.

Saint Francis House, Inc. wrote -

St. Francis House is the largest day shelter in New England, serving more than 800 men and women a day, 365 days a year. We help individuals rebuild their lives by providing a full range of basic, rehabilitative, and housing services, all under one roof. Our multi-pronged approach allows us to meet the complex needs of the homeless despite the economic climate.

In 2012 St. Francis House:

  • Served more than 315,350 meals
  • Provided 9,387 showers
  • Distributed 6,985 changes of clothes
  • Provided nearly 12,000 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 9,135 medical appointments
  • Trained 156 people in our First Step Employment Program
  • Graduated the 118th class from the Moving Ahead Program (MAP), our vocational rehabilitation program, whose alumni now number more than 1,300
  • Provided 56 units of permanent housing in our Next Step Housing Program. Next Step helps residents prepare for independent living free from shelters and institutions.

The need for help has steadily increased since we opened our doors in 1984. (Back then, we served 150 people a day.) But our holistic approach has never changed, and we never turn anyone away.

$7,260

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Machteld & Martin

    $42

  • Kris Lokere

    $250

  • Friend

    $100

  • A

    $100

  • Colleague

    $100

  • Anonymous friend

    $250

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Go Kris!

    $50

  • h&b

    $100

  • Dia & Bertrand

    $84

  • The Moore Family

    $100

  • P & S

    $150

  • The Berthold Family

    $50

  • H. Keppens

    $50

  • The Klostermann Family

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Matt Story

    $26

  • Dylan O'Connor

    $25

  • Eileen Smith

    $100

  • Lorraine Ward

    $25

  • Deacon Richard Joy

    $20

  • The Nakashian-Holsberg's

    $100

  • Tina Galanti & Joe Horvath

    $50

  • The Govarthanaraj Family

    $50

  • George Feliz

    $52

  • Brian Hamilton

    $50

  • The Weaver Family

    $75

  • The Hanly Family

    $50

  • The Lowney Family

    $100

  • Tyngsboro Sports Center

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • ch & m

    $30

  • Bert & Adrienne

    $100

  • b&h

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • The Mahoney Family

    $40

  • The Burdin Family

    $50

  • Robert Masow

    $25

  • Yuki Wang

    $20

  • Bill Walter

    $50

  • Eko Lisuwandi

    $20

  • Maziar Tavakoli

    $50

  • Jerimy Arnold

    $50

  • Adam Shou

    $50

  • M&M

    $42

  • Ayesha Iyer

    $30

  • The Mumma Family

    $50

  • The Jewkes Family

    $78

  • John K. Fiorenza*

    $50

  • Sam Nork

    $100

  • Munichiello family

    $50

  • Chandramohan Family

    $40

  • Pat Hogan

    $25

  • Erjon Qirko

    $50

  • Kurt and Cynthia Meklenburg

    $25

  • Amit Lele

    $100

  • Tom Botker

    $100

  • Stephen and Laurie Kay

    $50

  • b & h

    $100

  • Tim Walsh

    $50

  • Tyler Hutchison

    $50

  • Dan Meester

    $26

  • Steve K

    $50

  • Steve Ruscak

    $50

  • Tom Mosteller

    $50

  • Bill Geosits

    $50

  • Jeff Cox

    $50

  • Jeanne Masterman*

    $20

  • Oma en miep

    $65

  • Urvi Pai

    $50

  • The Bratislava Runner

    $75

  • Steve Quarles

    $100

  • Walt and Judy Meskell

    $50

  • The Bourques

     

  • The Williams Family

    $20

  • Zeoli Family

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $200

  • Kris Lokere**

    $2,000

  • Owens Family

    $50

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145% Raised of $5,000 Goal

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The Team: $35,626 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Chris Hunter

Amount Raised

$10,120

Fundraiser Title

Kris Lokere

Amount Raised

$7,260

 

145% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Mary Collins

Amount Raised

$7,051

Fundraiser Title

Mike Adams

Amount Raised

$6,440

 

129% Raised of $5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Ryan Aldrich

Amount Raised

$4,170

Fundraiser Title

Saint Francis House, Inc.

Amount Raised

$585

 

2% Raised of $35,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Van Nguyen

Amount Raised

$0

Fundraiser Title

Kevin Hoffman

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

Owens Family

Owens Family

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Kris Lokere**

Kris Lokere**

DONATION: $2,000

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $200

5 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

5 years ago

Zeoli Family

Zeoli Family

DONATION: $30

God Bless and good luck Kris! 5 years ago

The Williams Family

The Williams Family

DONATION: $20

Good luck Kris! You have worked hard for a good cause. Jen, Dan, Katelyn & Abby 5 years ago

The Bourques

The Bourques

5 years ago

Walt and Judy Meskell

Walt and Judy Meskell

DONATION: $50

5 years ago

Steve Quarles

Steve Quarles

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

The Bratislava Runner

The Bratislava Runner

DONATION: $75

success! 5 years ago