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Peggy Gordon's Fundraiser:

Turning 70 and raising money for Habitat for Humanity Phila.

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Peggy Gordon

THE STORY:

I'm turning 70 in a few weeks and I am, quite frankly, terrified. Who wants to be 70? I want to be 40, maybe 45, even 50. I have a long list of things I want to accomplish, and time is not on my side. Pep talks from friends and family aren’t working (“It’s better than the alternative,” “70 is the new 40,” “But you look great!”). Contemplating my predicament, I realized that what I need to do is turn this negative into a positive. So I'm celebrating my birthday by raising money for my favorite charity: Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia.

Habitat for Humanity Philadelphia--the concept is simple; the payoff is great. Volunteers from the community donate their time to help paid professionals build houses for families who could not afford to be homeowners without this program. The homeowners themselves work 350 hours as a downpayment for the house. Then they receive a 30-year 0% mortgage from Habitat. Most are paying less in monthly mortgage payements than they were paying for rent. Everybody--the famiies, the neighborhoods, and especially the city of Philadelphia--wins!

When I reach my goal my companion Fergus and I will run up the Rocky steps (what else? I live in Fairmount!), do the Rocky pose, and send everyone who donated to my campaign a photo. 

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To This Fundraiser

$2,073

MONEY RAISED
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  • Peggy Gordon

    $100

  • Mary McDonald

    $50

  • Maureen Hicks

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • Susan Thomas

    $50

  • Nancy Lombardi

    $50

  • Mark Lyons

    $50

  • The Pet Nanny

    $20

  • Debby Smith

    $50

  • Molly Fischman

    $50

  • David Sanders and Nancy Brokaw

    $50

  • Thomas McGlinn

    $50

  • Robert & Martha Hanrott

    $50

  • MIke Duffy

    $20

  • Elizabeth Mosier

     

  • Hall Barbee

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Carol Flolrence

    $25

  • Myles and Judy

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Camino Books

    $50

  • Kathy & David Bonanno

    $25

  • Debra & Stanley

    $25

  • Fran & Rich Grote

    $50

  • Louis & Catherine Greenstein

    $18

  • Rose Sluzas

    $50

  • Shelly Halloran

    $20

  • Abby Gordon

    $20

  • The Wattenberg Family

    $50

  • Janet Margolies and Art Fischman

    $70

  • Anna

    $50

  • Jayne and Deborah

    $25

  • Marilyn and Bob Margolies

    $70

  • Tom Lutz

    $50

  • Asher, Renatt and Jeff

    $50

  • Ligia Rave and David SLovic

    $30

  • David Harntt

    $70

  • Tom Jackson and Eileen Wolfberg

    $50

  • Mary Ann D. Fitzgerald

    $20

  • Upma and Clay

    $50

  • Christine, Jon, and Milo

    $75

  • Betty and Joel Jutkowitz

    $20

  • Virginia Osman

    $100

  • Miriam Galster

    $100

  • Bill Barbour

    $50

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207% Raised of $1,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Bill Barbour

Bill Barbour

DONATION: $50

4 years ago

Miriam Galster

Miriam Galster

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Virginia Osman

Virginia Osman

DONATION: $100

4 years ago

Betty and Joel Jutkowitz

Betty and Joel Jutkowitz

DONATION: $20

4 years ago

Christine, Jon, and Milo

Christine, Jon, and Milo

DONATION: $75

4 years ago

Upma and Clay

Upma and Clay

DONATION: $50

Upma and I love this idea! Happiest of birthdays, Peggy. Hope to see you soon. 4 years ago

Mary Ann  D. Fitzgerald

Mary Ann D. Fitzgerald

DONATION: $20

Abby shared what you were doing for your 70th birthday and I think it is great! 4 years ago

Tom Jackson and Eileen Wolfberg

Tom Jackson and Eileen Wolfberg

DONATION: $50

You GO, Peggy! You are the wind beneath our WIIIIIIIIIIIIIIIINGS!! And happy B-day, young woman... 4 years ago

David Harntt

David Harntt

DONATION: $70

Welcome to the 70+ Club! 4 years ago

Ligia Rave  and David SLovic

Ligia Rave and David SLovic

DONATION: $30

Happy Birthday and congratulation on your new a daily routine Peggy,.Could we come to look at you flying up those stairs? 4 years ago