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Bike2Boston in memory of Gerald Iza 2 benefit The Open Door

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BENEFITING: OPEN DOOR NJNY INC

EVENT DATE: Jul 05, 2014

Moses Lee

THE STORY:

I will be bicycling from NYC to Boston on July 5th and 6th to raise funds for The Open Door of NJ/NY (TOD). TOD empowers immigrants to reach their God-given potential to successfully integrate, participate, and contribute to the well-being of our society. This is a 2 day challenge covering over 240 miles.  The goal is to raise $10,000. One hundred percent of your contributions will go towards expanding the programs. This includes purchasing books, computers and supplies.

TOD Services:

The Open Door services include English classes, legal and immigration advisory. This Spring TOD enrolled 310 students and had a waiting list of over 100. There is a need for expanding the services. The 310 students were placed into 10 classes. Students represent 17 Latin countries, China, Turkey and Russia. This fall TOD will add an additional 4 classes increasing the total to 12. New locations and classes are under development with our latest partners which will expand the program even more.

TOD in-depth:

The Open Door was founded in 2010 to address the unmet needs of the immigrant community. According to the 2010 census, nearly 83% of West New York residents speak very limited or no English, which makes facing the urban challenges of poverty, unemployment, and poor school performance all the more daunting.

The Open Door NJ/NY gives immigrants the tools they need to grow into strong, contributing members of society. Our beginnings showed that people given a chance to learn language and culture will respond enthusiastically.

To help our neighbors, we offer English classes, support groups designed to strengthen the family, and inspirational talks. Our efforts are to enable students to better communicate with their families and within their community. We are helping to connect, support, engage and encourage families. The program includes an assembly time after class that discusses pertinent topics, such as community building, loneliness, and responding to witnessing crime (including domestic violence). There is also children’s program available which offers help with homework, arts and crafts, activities, and values based teaching and story time. We walk with immigrants throughout their journey, offering progressive classes and one-on-one guidance when possible, designed to help individuals learn, grow, and thrive.

The Open Door sees the impact of their leadership every day. A father’s salary increase because of his improved English skills. A mother, able to talk to her child’s teacher for the first time.The Open Door commits to walk with our neighbors until they can thrive in the English-speaking mainstream, and we rejoice as they reach their God-given potential.

TOD Partners:

Grace Redeemer Church, Hoboken Redeemer Church, Metro Community Church, Nazareth Baptist Church, Redeemer Montclair Church and Redeemer New York Church.

Hudson County Freeholders, Popular Community Bank, Provident Savings Bank and West New York Board of Education

TOD Website:

http://www.theopendoornjny.com/

 

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To This Fundraiser

$11,400

MONEY RAISED
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  • James Yoo

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $80

  • Hai-Gi Li

    $100

  • Go Moses!

    $25

  • The Tretner Family

    $200

  • Mari Higuchi

    $25

  • Raymond and Juliana Chan

    $200

  • Seth Roth

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Clarke Keough

    $100

  • Randy Owen

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $75

  • Jessica Zall

    $25

  • Thyme & Place Design LLC (Sharon L Sherman)

    $50

  • Irene & Hing

    $50

  • Sterling & Audrey Lum

    $150

  • Tayra Domenech

     

  • Carlos Rives

    $100

  • Weikang Chen

    $50

  • Katie Knight

    $100

  • Rachel & James

    $150

  • Gary & Carol

     

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • ilene Kent

    $36

  • Shirley Scott

    $25

  • María R

    $50

  • Haejin Shim

    $200

  • Ashleigh Lauria

    $20

  • Lillian Posner

    $36

  • John

    $100

  • Andrew Gutterman

    $50

  • Nancy Joyce

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $110

  • Bernie Baer

    $25

  • Lydia and Dave Tang

    $100

  • Amy Stein

     

  • Kirsten Adams Brown

    $100

  • Dawn Marek Doucette

    $50

  • Chudoba Family

    $100

  • O'Malley family

    $100

  • Jared Rabin

    $20

  • Allen & Ellie Yuen

    $50

  • Lou Bivona

    $90

  • Wei Family

    $100

  • Anonymous

     

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  • Min & Ying

    $100

  • Ben Cheung

     

  • Maruchy y Pepe

    $235

  • Stephanie Chin-Nguyen

    $25

  • Anonymous

     

  • Jim & Jen Om

     

  • G Fax

    $100

  • Joan Litman

    $75

  • Sandra Balouzian

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Robin Gwiazdowski

    $25

  • Mami

    $25

  • Jamie Forshaw

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Bernd Erpenbeck

    $100

  • Ted & Anna Ruberti

    $100

  • Kangs

    $100

  • Titans

    $25

  • Stacy Horton

    $50

  • Karen Ayvaliotis

     

  • Peter & Cedar

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Rochelle & David

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Irene Kalishman

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jackie fucini

    $100

  • DAVE, KARI, & KIDS ANDERSON

    $150

  • Emily Litman

    $50

  • Alina & Geno

    $100

  • Co-worker

    $50

  • Kari

    $23

  • Motchie

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $40

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Roger

    $50

  • Mark Caine

    $25

  • Antonia

    $25

  • Jack & Sophia

    $100

  • Kent Yuen

    $25

  • Tony & Simone

    $50

  • Paul W.

    $50

  • Jeff and Anita Porter

    $40

  • Melissa Klein

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tiffany (a stranger)

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Eddy and Hannah Lee

    $100

  • Daniel, Olga & Kids

    $250

  • Gloria La Morte

    $35

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114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

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The Team: $11,400 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Moses Lee

Amount Raised

$11,375

 

114% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Gloria La Morte

Gloria La Morte

DONATION: $35

3 years ago

Daniel, Olga & Kids

Daniel, Olga & Kids

DONATION: $250

In Memory of Gerald Iza!!! Thanks to Luis & Maggie for all you do to make the world a better place. We are blessed to know you! Love you xoxoxoxo. 3 years ago

Eddy and Hannah Lee

Eddy and Hannah Lee

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Tiffany (a stranger)

Tiffany (a stranger)

DONATION: $10

This was a random person we met who asked where we were riding to. When I told her about TOD she wanted to gave me donation. This was incredible! 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Melissa Klein

Melissa Klein

DONATION: $100

3 years ago

Jeff and Anita Porter

Jeff and Anita Porter

DONATION: $40

3 years ago

Paul W.

Paul W.

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Tony & Simone

Tony & Simone

DONATION: $50

Thank you, Maggie and Luis for doing what you have done throughout your lives: loving God by loving as He commanded. And thank you Gerald for being their faithful son through your years. We did not know you, but through all this love, we have come to know you. 3 years ago