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Eastside Teen Outreach's Fundraiser:

To Hell & Back

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September 24, 2013

WOW! We had a couple nice donations today for the "To Hell and Back" trip! Thanks to Tommy and to Joker and Heather for your generosity!  See more

THE STORY:

Dear Friend,

My name is Doug Trocino, and I’m the executive director of Eastside Teen Outreach in Eastpointe, Michigan along with my wife Deena and a great team of volunteers. ETO has been working with teens in southeast Macomb County since 2008, and in that amount of time, we’ve seen literally hundreds of kids come through our doors.

Over the two day Halloween holiday this year, I will be riding my bike from ETO’s home base in Eastpointe to Hell (Michigan) and back. I’m no athlete, and the one time I did this before, it took weeks to recover. Why would I do something like this?

Because along with each of these teens comes a story. The teens we serve are all great kids, and most are reasonably well adjusted and come from good families, of course with the normal teen angst that we all go through. But others do not have it so well. Over the past 5 years, we have seen far too many teens dealing with issues like abuse, bullying, rape, depression, cutting, pregnancy, STDs, suicide attempts, drug and alcohol addiction and more. These issues are real, they’re serious, and these kids need a safe place where they can find acceptance, guidance and hope.

Eastside Teen Outreach has been that safe place for them. Since we began our ministry, I can’t count the number of young lives that have changed for the better. Teens are learning to respect themselves, learning to rise above their circumstances, learning that their situation is temporary and that there is hope for their lives. We've watched teens go from being on the verge of dropping out of high school to not only finishing, but going on to the military and/or college. We've watched depression turn in to joy. We've watched dysfunction turn in to a sense of destiny. We've seen teens freed from addiction. We've watched as broken lives have become whole. It is truly amazing to watch young lives transform for the better once they realize they are important and that they are loved.

I’m riding to Hell and Back to honor those teens we serve who've been to Hell and Back in their own way so many times. I’m riding to bring awareness to the epidemic of bullying, the epidemic of teen dating violence, the epidemic of teen substance abuse, pregnancy, depression, abuse, cutting, and suicide attempts. I’m riding to raise the needed funds to continue our “Heroes” support group for bullied teens. I’m riding for our “Freedom” support group for addicted teens and teens living with addiction. I’m riding for the teens we serve at our Thursday “Tribe” outreach. I’m riding to expand our services to include tutoring, job training recreational activities, and more issue driven support groups.
Will you stand with me and support the teens at Eastside Teen Outreach?

DONATE

To This Fundraiser

$3,216

MONEY RAISED
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  • Doug Trocino

    $100

  • Rick VanBriggle

    $10

  • John Ginda

    $20

  • LNL

    $50

  • Gerry & Libby Zelenak

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Joker and Heather Bruinsma

    $1,000

  • Tommy Trocino

    $250

  • Renewal Church

    $571

  • Mike & Marie Izzi

    $120

  • Cr. Chris Dyki

    $300

  • Claudia & Paul Magnotte

    $25

  • Pat Kaiser

    $25

  • Flo Abke

    $25

  • Nathan

    $25

  • Del Sinclair

    $100

  • Candice Rusie

    $15

  • Danny & Charlene Dean

    $20

  • Michigan Spine Center

    $50

  • John Landino

    $100

  • Theresa E Johnson

    $25

  • Candy

    $25

  • shawnda aimuanwosa

    $10

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21% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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The Team: $3,216 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Eastside Teen Outreach

Amount Raised

$2,266

 

15% Raised of $15,000 Goal

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Doug Trocino

Amount Raised

$690

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Tommy Trocino

Amount Raised

$250

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Rick VanBriggle

Amount Raised

$10

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Diane Reece-Seger

Amount Raised

$0

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Danny Waider

Amount Raised

$0

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Mathew Shively

Amount Raised

$0

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Jan Sobetski

Amount Raised

$0

Donor Comments

shawnda aimuanwosa

shawnda aimuanwosa

DONATION: $10

Kids are our furture. 3 years ago

Candy

Candy

DONATION: $25

4 years ago

Theresa E Johnson

Theresa E Johnson

DONATION: $25

good luck on your project!! 4 years ago

John Landino

John Landino

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Michigan Spine Center

Michigan Spine Center

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Danny & Charlene Dean

Danny & Charlene Dean

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Candice Rusie

Candice Rusie

DONATION: $15

4 years ago

Del Sinclair

Del Sinclair

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Nathan

Nathan

DONATION: $25

A small token of appreciation for the hard work and dedication Doug gives to helping these teens. 4 years ago

Flo Abke

Flo Abke

DONATION: $25

4 years ago