BENEFITING: FamilyAid Boston
ORGANIZER: FamilyAid Boston
EVENT: 2012 Boston Marathon
EVENT DATE: Apr 16, 2012
For all those who have donated to my fundraisers over these years, Thank you very much for all of your support, it is truly appreciated. And for those of you who are receiving this for the first time, well I thank you in advance for your anticipate support.
This coming Patriot’s Day April 16th I’m running the 116th Boston Marathon. This year I’m doing it for Travelers Aid Family Services, a group whose mission is to help reduce family homelessness in Boston.
Most of us have heard of the Pine Street Inn and Rosie’s Place, these institutions help homeless Men and Woman where Travelers Aid Family Services (TAFS), helps families.
Here is what your donation would be funding:
Homelessness prevention, 24/7 emergency shelter, transitional housing, and emergency transportation.
Just last year, (TAFS) coupled with additional supportive services administered by their employment counselors, affordable housing search workers, and long-term housing stabilization case managers, were able to provide critical assistance to more than 850 families and 4,200 fathers, mothers, and children.
With your support, they will be able to serve even more of Boston’s most vulnerable families in this coming year.
Over these 18 years I have run for the Leukemia Society, Cerebral Palsy, Cystic Fibrosis and The Alzheimer’s Group. These have all been driving forces that keep me doing this Long Run. When I am having a bad day of training or having trouble during the Marathon, I just think of what my friend Matt Bolieau went through and what the Crapulli family had to cope with, the Wittbold’s, Jon Goode and now my Mom & Dad.
I’ll do all the running, all 26.2 miles of it. Help be a part of this effort with your donation.
In closing, remember this isn’t a one way street, but parallel paths; I want to sponsor your fundraising effort too. Please include me on your sponsor list. I am happy to support your efforts as you support mine. Together we’re making a difference.
P.S. How many times have we heard the story of the homeless or near homeless family. Some of us perhaps can think of a time in our lives where it was maybe just a paycheck or two away.
P.P.S. Yes, your donation is 100% tax deductable