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THE STORY:

For many people, homelessness might call to mind the image of a man with a makeshift cardboard sign approaching cars on a highway exit, or of a woman sleeping in the cold over a subway grate. The truth is that homelessness is a family problem. It affects over 2.5 million children in the United States alone, and the conditions for many of the kids living in shelters are simply unacceptable. A child should have a safe, clean place to eat, to study, and to play. I want to help one shelter go above and beyond to give kids a real sense of “home” for as long as they need to be there. 

With the help of friends from the program Bright Spaces through the Bright Horizons Foundation for Children and others in the business community, we will transform the common room at the Bushwick Family Residence in Brooklyn, New York into a bright, happy space where kids can be kids. This shelter and its supportive staff desperately want the best for their children, but with limited resources they need help. The joy of childhood is something a lot of us take as a right, but for homeless children it is often a right denied. We hope to change that for one group of kids, and to inspire you to take action in your own communities.

All donations raised will go towards this shelter's playroom and others like it through the Bright Spaces program. The Bright Spaces program has opened more than 300 enriching places in homeless shelters, domestic violence shelters, and other locations that serve at risk youth, touching the lives of more than 100,000 children a year. 

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To This Fundraiser

$22,032

MONEY RAISED
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  • Caitlin

    $25

  • Alissa James

    $10

  • Sandy Mills

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • holly baddour

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

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  • Kathy & Tom Heffernan

    $15

  • Anonymous

    $200

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    $20

  • Tina Oswald

    $50

  • Tina and Joe

     

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • k & k & l

    $1,000

  • MINDI MCBRYANT

    $100

  • Shlstm

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $300

  • anonymous donor

     

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Jude

    $50

  • Helen Buford

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Linda Jones

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Bourgeois Family

    $50

  • Saccone Family

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $50

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    $50

  • Warren Wertheimer

    $50

  • Mary Parsons

    $36

  • M.agha

    $50

  • Del Sabet

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Roxana Hakimzadeh

    $100

  • Lisa

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • fariba Nazjoo

    $100

  • Erin Courtmanch

    $20

  • Charles Wood

    $20

  • Jill b

    $25

  • Paula heckler

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

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  • Reichardt Family

    $25

  • Tish

    $25

  • GG and poppi

    $100

  • Kathy P Burns

    $100

  • Louise Mueller

    $25

  • Erica & Kieran Smith

    $10

  • Lizabeth Leonard

    $25

  • Vogel family

    $15

  • Marlene Putterman

    $50

  • Laura and Stephen Ours

     

  • B + C Furniture Solutions Inc./Bev Arzola

    $500

  • The Engel Family

    $18

  • Gabree Family

    $100

  • Michael Spector

    $100

  • Cindy Hashim

    $100

  • Baby

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $30

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Morgana Ward Daley

    $100

  • Paula S.

    $25

  • Brandon E DeJesus

    $25

  • mike and elaine

    $50

  • martina otero

    $100

  • DONNAMARIE RECCO

     

  • Ellen Rosenfeld

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Elliott Diesenhaus

    $10

  • PIPER FAMILY

    $50

  • In Memory of Mom - Joyce Milby Cass

    $25

  • The novaks

    $100

  • The Mahmouds

    $100

  • Nancy Cobb

    $50

  • lisa

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Tonya Winfield

    $50

  • Stephen P

    $100

  • Willie Chambers

    $10

  • The McGoldricks

    $50

  • B.A.R.

    $25

  • Christine and Michael Cipriani

    $25

  • Verna

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Mona Bender

    $15

  • Kimberly & Joseph Kesner

     

  • Marianne Atkins

    $50

  • Anonymous

     

  • The Rogans

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • Daniel (9) and Sarah (6) Hamilton

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $15

  • Charlene Perito

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $500

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Adelaide Hale

    $100

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The Team: $22,032 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Willie Geist

Amount Raised

$14,171

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Shannon Blau

Amount Raised

$2,665

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Diamond Jeneid

Amount Raised

$890

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Haley Kiarash

Amount Raised

$570

 

29% Raised of $2,000 Goal

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Chrystal Terhune

Amount Raised

$550

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LaFemina Marie

Amount Raised

$425

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Barbara Studer

Amount Raised

$415

 

83% Raised of $500 Goal

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Patricia Schwerzler

Amount Raised

$315

Donor Comments

Adelaide Hale

Adelaide Hale

DONATION: $100

2 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $500

3 years ago

Charlene Perito

Charlene Perito

DONATION: $50

In memory of Eleanor Colarusso who shined a light on her beloved family 3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $15

3 years ago

Daniel (9) and Sarah (6) Hamilton

Daniel (9) and Sarah (6) Hamilton

DONATION: $25

3 years ago

Anonymous

ANONYMOUS

DONATION: $10

3 years ago

The Rogans

The Rogans

DONATION: $50

3 years ago

Anonymous

Anonymous

3 years ago

Marianne Atkins

Marianne Atkins

DONATION: $50

3 years ago