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Meredith Bird's Fundraiser:

YES Kids Boston 2017

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BENEFITING: Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.

ORGANIZER: Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.

EVENT: 2017 Boston Marathon

EVENT DATE: Apr 17, 2017

Meredith Bird

THE STORY:

The outdoors have been a part of my life for as long as I can remember (and before that). My first time on skis was at the ripe age of one. As a toddler, my parents brought me hiking and canoeing. My experiences in the outdoors greatly influenced the person I have become and taught me myriad lessons in perspective, humility, and tenacity. Of course, these experiences were largely made possible by my privileged upbringing. So many children (and adults) are denied the opportunity for outdoor recreation because they lack the resources to do so. Throughout college, I worked for Colorado College's Outdoor Recreation Club and the CC Learning Initiative in the Mountains in an effort to get as many people into the outdoors as possible. Now that i am back in Boston, I am becoming acquainted with the work of YES through my family, who has been involved with the organization for years. For over four decades, YES has extended the opportunity for outdoor engagement to thousands of kids. Through their programs, Boston's youths are building confidence, friendships, and skill sets that they would not otherwise have. This is incredible and important work and I am proud to be running for YES. 

Read on for more info about YES. Say yes to YES!!!

Youth Enrichment Services, Inc. wrote -

YES is a non-profit organization that has been serving youth since 1968 with outdoor, sports-based, and leadership development programs. YES serves over 1,600 youth annually through its three signature programs: Operation SnowSports, Outdoor Adventure, and the YES Academy.

The mission of Youth Enrichment Services (YES) is to inspire and challenge youth with physical and mental activities that foster life-long respect for self, others, and the environment. YES accomplishes this through three tiers of programming which give youth new experiences, help youth gain confidence and leadership skills. YES aims to serve Boston-area youth, with a focus on the underserved neighborhoods of Mattapan, Roxbury and Dorchester.To learn more about YES, visit www.yeskids.org.

Team YES is running the 2017 Boston Marathon to raise funds to support YES's mission.

YES's 2016 Boston Marathon team raised over $40,000 with a team of four runners. We look forward to raising even more money for Boston youth with four new team members running for Team YES in 2017. All funds raised will be used to fund and expand after-school and outdoor programs for the Boston youth who need it most.

$10,000

MONEY RAISED
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  • Sam Macomber

    $25

  • Suber Family

    $250

  • Smellie

    $25

  • Hannah Van Wetter

    $25

  • Fan Club President

     

  • Bita

    $25

  • Yash Naghibi

    $10

  • Abby Reilly

    $50

  • Maisie Kiser

    $20

  • emily hayes

     

  • Garrison Hreene

    $20

  • Emily Naranjo

    $40

  • Elena Bird

    $50

  • Tortoise

     

  • Eliza Densmore

    $25

  • Talia Lesser

    $25

  • Lita Remsen

     

  • vic and brew

    $100

  • Anonymous

    $65

  • Emily and Tom Haslett

    $150

  • Martha Macomber

    $100

  • E.Y. and Janie Snowden

    $50

  • David & Mia Fitzgerald

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • The Baldwin's

     

  • Anne Greer

    $250

  • The Crocketts

     

  • LoMedico Family

     

  • Lisa Drew

     

  • Hops N Scotch Fundraiser

    $227

  • Beth Schumacher

     

  • Lorn

    $25

  • Elsie and Michael Miller

     

  • Joanne and Paul Harder

    $100

  • Betsy and Steve James

    $100

  • Rick and Evelyn Spann

    $250

  • Luke Paulson

    $25

  • Anne and Ian Sanderson

     

  • Fiona Haslett

    $25

  • Liz Elowe

    $100

  • Sarah Enright

     

  • Paik Brown Family

    $100

  • Lofo

    $100

  • Betsy and Bob

    $100

  • Ben and Cynthia Leslie-Bole

    $50

  • Grace Bird

    $405

  • Michael & Jane Jackson

    $30

  • Grace Bird

    $100

  • Arthur Karabelas

    $50

  • CrowdRise Donation

    $25

  • Julia

     

  • Granlyn!

    $25

  • teresa dinapoli

    $25

  • Molly S.

    $25

  • Samuel Macomber

    $25

  • Miriam Zichlin

    $25

  • Mot and Enna

    $3,747

  • Sally and Patrick Griffin

    $200

  • Grandy

     

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100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

The Team: $42,310 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Melanie Cybriwsky

Amount Raised

$11,347

 

95% Raised of $12,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Stephen Nock

Amount Raised

$10,937

 

109% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Samantha Pskowski

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

95% Raised of $10,500 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Meredith Bird

Amount Raised

$10,000

 

100% Raised of $10,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Youth Enrichment Services, Inc.

Amount Raised

$25

 

0% Raised of $40,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Grandy

Grandy

Who ever thought that I would see a Grandaughter run the race I have watched since 1939? #50yearsofwomen . Congratulations 2 years ago

Sally and Patrick Griffin

Sally and Patrick Griffin

DONATION: $200

Congratulations, so proud of you! 2 years ago

Mot and Enna

Mot and Enna

DONATION: $3,747

In memory of Georgie! 2 years ago

Miriam Zichlin

Miriam Zichlin

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Samuel Macomber

Samuel Macomber

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Molly S.

Molly S.

DONATION: $25

Whoopty whoooooooop go Mer go!!!! 2 years ago

teresa dinapoli

teresa dinapoli

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Granlyn!

Granlyn!

DONATION: $25

Granlyn is running with you every step of the way. Charge on! (sensibly;)) Have fun? Go YES! 2 years ago

Julia

Julia

Woot, woot! go get'em! 2 years ago

CrowdRise Donation

CrowdRise Donation

DONATION: $25

2 years ago