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Sharon Terlep

THE STORY:

Help us raise money for You Gotta Believe, the agency that connected us with our wonderful teenager. Before we met the folks at this agency, founded 20 years ago on Coney Island, the thought of adopting a teen had never crossed our mind. We didn’t know that as many as half of kids who “age out” of foster care – the term used to describe a kid who never gets a family – will end up homeless, and that fewer than 5% will graduate from college. They are terrible statistics, but make sense if you think about it: who is prepared to be alone and totally self-reliant as a very young adult? Rachel and I certainly weren’t, and we had the benefit of safe homes, unconditional family support and a consistent secondary education. Through You Gotta Believe, we have gotten to know lots of kids: teens still looking for homes, young people who aged out of the system without ever finding a family and families built though teen adoption. They are tough and funny and loyal and face unbelievable odds in a system entirely unequipped to give them a fair shot at life. It’s not the typical path to a family but we wouldn’t have it any other way. You Gotta Believe is among a minute number of agencies devoted to permanency for older kids in foster care. It needs help now more than ever in the wake of deed funding cuts from the city department that funds foster care. Anything you can pitch is will be deeply appreciated!

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To This Fundraiser

$1,464

MONEY RAISED
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  • Aunt Joni and Uncle Will

    $100

  • Pete & Julie

    $50

  • Mary Zack

    $100

  • Pete, Wiley, Bethan, & Faye

     

  • Marian Bouwmeester, Jean Golden

    $100

  • Katie Merx

    $50

  • Terry and Paula

    $100

  • Merriam Spurgeon

    $100

  • Arlene and jim

    $59

  • The Anantharaman Family

    $100

  • Linda and JJ

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Sandra and Steve

    $100

  • She

    $20

  • Kristine DeLutrie

    $25

  • The White Family

     

  • Jordan and Anne

    $25

  • Crystal & David

    $50

  • Joe, Stacey, Sophie & Josiah Messina

    $50

  • The Apples

    $50

  • The Machniak-Wisniewski family

    $50

  • Jeff, Erin, & Scarlett

    $50

  • Gabriella Stern

    $100

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73% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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The Team: $1,464 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Sharon Terlep

Amount Raised

$1,364

 

68% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Marian Bouwmeester

Amount Raised

$100

Donor Comments

Gabriella Stern

Gabriella Stern

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jeff, Erin, & Scarlett

Jeff, Erin, & Scarlett

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

The Machniak-Wisniewski family

The Machniak-Wisniewski family

DONATION: $50

Glad to help out. Happy New Year! 3 years ago

The Apples

The Apples

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Joe, Stacey, Sophie & Josiah Messina

Joe, Stacey, Sophie & Josiah Messina

DONATION: $50

So happy you found your match 3 years ago

Crystal & David

Crystal & David

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Jordan and Anne

Jordan and Anne

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

The White Family

The White Family

Thrilled to support your jump, in honor of your family! 3 years ago

Kristine DeLutrie

Kristine DeLutrie

DONATION: $25

So happy to have a new member in the family! 3 years ago

She

She

DONATION: $20

3 years ago