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Willie Geist

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THE STORY:

Willie Geist wrote -

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 1.6 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

$2,665

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

     

  • Anonymous

    $1,000

  • Kirsty

    $50

  • The Deloustal Family

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • Martha Hill

    $50

  • Walter Murphy

    $50

  • Nusbaum family

    $100

  • Suzanne Schmidt Harvie

    $100

  • Kathleen Keefe

    $20

  • Paul and Saverio Anderson

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • CarterQue BBQ - Chris & Jessica Carter

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $10

  • The Bongiovanni Family

    $100

  • Julia and Robert Tarpley

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • John & Zaida Gunlogson

    $75

  • Marci Parrish

    $25

  • Jeff and Pat Pavlak

    $100

  • Beriro Family

    $20

  • Meghan and Chris Shimala

    $100

  • Rachel Marks

    $25

  • Carole kaiman

    $25

  • Judith A. Sless

    $50

  • Alexandra Ducharme

    $100

  • Debbie Whalen

    $25

  • Pat Anderson

    $100

  • Shannon Blau

    $30

  • Sadler family

    $10

  • Brett & Felicia McCollough

    $100

  • Amanda Roy

    $25

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Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $22,032 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

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Fundraiser Title

Willie Geist

Amount Raised

$14,171

Fundraiser Title

Shannon Blau

Amount Raised

$2,665

Fundraiser Title

Diamond Jeneid

Amount Raised

$890

Fundraiser Title

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

Amanda Roy

Amanda Roy

DONATION: $25

In honor of my parents who would take us as children to pass out blankets and toys to families on the street at Christmas time. 5 years ago

Brett & Felicia McCollough

Brett & Felicia McCollough

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Sadler family

Sadler family

DONATION: $10

For Dominique and her mission 5 years ago

Shannon Blau

Shannon Blau

DONATION: $30

I didn't mean to be the first team member, but now that things are rolling, let's keep them going! 5 years ago

Pat Anderson

Pat Anderson

DONATION: $100

5 years ago

Debbie Whalen

Debbie Whalen

DONATION: $25

Danielle--you are an amazing young girl. Your story touched my heart. Keep going and doing your best in spite of this very tough situation you find yourself in. There are people and angels who love you and will help you in your dream to have a home--which everyone on the planet deserves. You are beautiful! God bless you Danielle. 5 years ago

Alexandra Ducharme

Alexandra Ducharme

DONATION: $100

Dominque, you are truly an inspirational young women. Your kindness and incredible spirit and strength are amazing. My thoughts and prayers are with you. 5 years ago

Judith A. Sless

Judith A. Sless

DONATION: $50

Being homeless is unacceptable in a country like ours. God Bless the children and their families! 5 years ago

Carole kaiman

Carole kaiman

DONATION: $25

Danielle you inspired me to help. Wish I could give you more. Be strong. 5 years ago

Rachel Marks

Rachel Marks

DONATION: $25

5 years ago