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2015 Christmas in the City

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THE STORY:

Hello all,

As many reading this know, I am a teacher living and working in San Antonio, TX but my roots are still in Boston, MA, which is why I am SO incredibly excited to share that I will be running the 2015 Boston Marathon for the awesome non-profit organization, Christmas in the City!

Anyone who knew me in my track or college heyday is likely surprised that I have decided to train for and run the Boston Marathon, but I started running this school year and have finally found that runner's high people talk about. It is exciting to be able to achieve one of my, once pipe-dream, life goals of running a marathon and it is an honor to be able to run for Christmas in the City, an organization I fell in love with after my first time volunteering there three years ago.

Read more about Christmas in the City and please donate to support this organization in bringing joy to thousands of homeless families in Boston every year!

Spreading the Holiday Spirit of Giving, All Year Round!


Keeping the holiday spirit of kindness and charity alive all year long is a marathon feat—each day brings a challenge and opportunity for acts of compassion. As veteran marathoners, we are venturing forth to spread that holiday cheer throughout the year, bringing a bit of Christmas to those in need.

We do so by supporting Christmas in the City. This year five of us have joined forces to run the 2015 Boston Marathon on behalf of Christmas in the City (CITC). We hope to raise $50,000 to be used as seed financing for next year's CITC gift drive.

What is Christmas in the City?

Simply stated, CITC provides the homeless children of Boston a Christmas, granting them a gift, a meal with their family, an enjoyable celebration in a Winter Wonderland and, most importantly, a lasting impression that there are those in society that care.

Some facts about Christmas in the City:

• Christmas in the City offers homeless children a Christmas.

• It does so by matching thousands of homeless kids with donated gifts.

• It culminates in a signature gift-giving event, complete with a luncheon feeding thousands of families, a winter wonderland with rides, entertainment and the opportunity to meet Santa and his friends.


• Christmas in the City serves thousands of under-served children and families in the Boston-area every year.


• Working to answer the growing needs of a troubled economy, Christmas in the City served almost 8000 children last year (2014) alone.

• Christmas in the City teaches both receivers and givers of gifts the joys of compassion, offering many a lifelong lesson in the benefits of sharing.

• Christmas in the City also builds on the idea of community helping community, bringing responsible people together to help their less-fortunate neighbors.


• Christmas in the City is completely organized and operated by volunteers and pro bono services—it is a non-profit charity since 1989.


• Preparation for Christmas in the City is a year-round process, with ongoing efforts to fundraise, gather donated gifts and plan the logistics that make it all successful.


• The Christmas in the City network has expanded its efforts to provide follow-up services for selected families through its Adopt-a-Family program. The idea is to give extra aid beyond the holidays to families with the most extreme needs.

Join our effort:

Remember, children who are homeless do not have a choice in their condition. But, you have a choice to help! Join us in this effort. You can do so by donating through this page. Or contact individual runners for instructions if you prefer to send a check.

For more information about Christmas in the City, go to: 
http://christmasinthecity.org/story/

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To This Fundraiser

$2,500

MONEY RAISED
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  • Anonymous

    $150

  • Gingy Quinn

    $100

  • Mum, Dad, James, Laura and Lindsey

    $500

  • Ben C

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $20

  • Raymond Flores

    $50

  • Krista (best roommate ever)

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gina Nerlino

    $200

  • Meghan Coughlan

    $20

  • Annelise

    $50

  • GO MOLLY!! Sarah Meinelt

    $25

  • Jess Chiaramonte

    $30

  • Charlotte Leblang

    $20

  • Anonymous

    $50

  • John & Mia

    $100

  • The Smerczynski Family

    $100

  • Holly

    $50

  • The Guerci Familly

    $150

  • Auntie Deahn and Uncle Russ

    $250

  • Nana and Pop-pop

    $100

  • The Byman Family (Uncle Kevin, Aunt Eileen, Abby, Luke and Sean

    $50

  • Merry

    $50

  • kathleen schumacher

    $25

  • Hana

    $25

  • Linda and Lauren Riley

    $100

  • Joe Mahoney

    $110

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50% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraise for this Campaign

The Team: $8,950 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

JOIN THE TEAM
Fundraiser Title

Susan Simmons

Amount Raised

$5,175

 

86% Raised of$6,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Molly Byman

Amount Raised

$2,500

 

50% Raised of$5,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

susan dupuis

Amount Raised

$1,275

Fundraiser Title

CHRISTMAS IN THE CITY INC

Amount Raised

$0

 

0% Raised of$50,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Barry Chait

Amount Raised

$0

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