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Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston's Fundraiser:

Charlestown Boys & Girls Club 2014 Boston Marathon Team

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BENEFITING: Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

EVENT: Boston Marathon 2014

EVENT DATE: Apr 21, 2014

THE STORY:

GREAT FUTURES START HERE.

The Charlestown Boys & Girls Club Marathon Team will support the Club’s proven and critical youth development programs. The “Club” has been serving the Charlestown community since 1893.

Training for a marathon for months, then running 26.2 miles, is a difficult and daunting challenge.

Being a kid these days is difficult, being a teen is daunting..

Being a young person in the city, making positive choices in a negative environment, is a challenge.

So we run for them.

The Charlestown Club serves over 535 diverse youth ages 6-18 on a regular basis, with 250-275 attending daily.  29% of our kids are from families with less than $13,000 annual household income; 27% from the $13,000-27,000 range; and 16% from families above $43,000.  Our members are exceptionally diverse, socioeconomically and culturally.  Only 36% of our members live with both parents.  Our daily focus is on developing positive self-identity and key skills.

IT WORKS
The Boys & Girls Clubs of America completed a Three-Year Longitudinal Study that demonstrates the very real impact Clubs have. This study was professionally administered and found that kids who attend Boys & Girls Clubs experience increased Academic Confidence, School Effort, Future Plans, and Knowledge of Right vs. Wrong. They also experienced decreased Skipping of School, Associating with Negative Peers, Aggressive Behavior, Early Pregnancies, and Contact with Weapons, Alcohol, Smoking, or Drugs.


In 2013:

  • 100% of 70 parents surveyed said “The Club has a positive impact on my child”.
  • Members feel considerably safer at the Club than they do at school, in their neighborhood, or on public transportation.
  • 99% of members report that “Club Staff Care About Me”; for 15-18 year-olds the response was 100%.
  • 96% of members “Plan to Go to College”; 100% of 15-18 year-olds “Expect to Graduate from High School”.
  • 93% of members replied Always True, 7% Sometimes True and 0% Never to the statement “It is Important for Me to Stay in School”.
  • 50 members in grades 1-4 enrolled in a core literacy program with partner Generations Incorporated.  Pre- and post-Basic Reading Inventory testing showed an average improvement of 1.63.  The percent of students on or above grade level advanced from 37% pre-tutoring to 89% post-tutoring.
  • 90% say “The Club Has Helped Me Get Along With People Who Are Different From Me”.
  • 97% of 10-11 year-olds “like Meeting and Getting to Know People of Other Races”.
  • 39,561 Free nutritious meals and 34,040 healthy snacks were served in a 12-month period.

Running a marathon is no easy feat.

        Being a kid in urban Boston is not easy.          

                   So we run for them.

To Donate, click on your runner on The Team below, or click on the Donate buton above.  To make an offline donation, send a check to the Charlestown Boys & Girls Clubs, 15 Green Street, Charlestown, MA 02129. Please note "Marathon" and the runner's name (or team) in the memo line.

Questions/Comments? !
Pete Nash
pnash@bgcb.org
617.516.5502

 

$72,617

MONEY RAISED
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  • Carrie, Sadie, Lucy & Tito

    $50

  • Jay & Christina

     

  • Tommy O'Leary

    $20

  • Matt Chardavoyne

    $100

  • Sara Sullivan

    $25

  • Mary Ridings

    $12

  • Lois Gallagher

    $200

  • Matt Norton

    $100

  • Mary Smith

    $250

  • Ben Marino

    $100

  • Greg Jackson

    $50

  • Kathleen Foley

    $12

  • Cash

    $877

  • Mary Ridings

    $12

  • Lois Gallagher

    $200

  • Tommy O'Leary

    $20

  • Matt Chardavoyne

    $100

  • Sara Sullivan

    $25

  • Greg Jackson

    $50

  • Kathleen Foley

    $12

  • Matt Norton

    $100

  • Mary Smith

    $250

  • Ben Marino

    $100

  • Cash

    $877

  • Ostberg

    $100

  • Deirdre Day

    $25

  • Julia Calix

    $25

  • The McCormicks

    $52

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Gary and Varina Bednarz

    $30

  • Jackie Pike

    $25

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Pam Gomez

    $50

  • Yana, Daniel, Reuben, and Samuel Guss

    $100

  • Blum Family Foundation

    $500

  • Lawrence Rabkin

    $350

  • California Community Foundation

    $2,000

  • Olivia Browning Of Abby Grey

    $125

  • Patrick Sweeney

    $50

  • Patrick Sweeney

    $50

  • The Ehnert Family

     

  • Erik and Ashley Montlack

    $25

  • Adrienne Sweetser

    $50

  • Gary Sloan Studios

    $100

  • Peggy and Patty

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $2,200

  • Fenway and Surfer

    $10

  • Anonymous

    $100

  • Ralph Mason

    $25

  • Sam

    $50

  • Debbie C

    $10

  • Oliver,Daniel,Ella,James and Katherine

    $25

  • Tiz and Whit

    $500

  • charlie and Lily Y.

    $50

  • The Chatfields

     

  • The Flores Family

    $50

  • Morellis

    $75

  • Scott and Angela

    $26

  • Partners HealthCare

    $200

  • Carrie & Craig Calandrelli

    $25

  • Andrea Stapleton

    $50

  • Anonymous

    $250

  • Thomas Tisdall

    $125

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Lisa Herrington and John Sutich

    $50

  • Briggs/Kiernan Family

    $50

  • Briggs/Kiernan Family

    $25

  • Kristen Georgian

     

  • Anonymous

    $25

  • Kristine and Craig Daniel

    $50

  • David and Karen Leland

    $200

  • The Young Family

    $50

  • The Sutherland Sisters

    $100

  • Brett Norris

    $100

  • Cadogan family

     

  • The Kings

    $50

  • CC & Chuck

    $100

  • McDermott family

    $150

  • Anonymous

     

  • Philippe and Alice Lüdi Gugelmann

    $100

  • Beth DeLisle

     

  • The Shea Family

     

  • Chris, Andy, Jackson and Riley

    $25

  • The Gedville Family

     

  • DCD

    $250

  • The Milnor's

    $25

  • Michael Kusmin

    $20

  • Mike & Kim McCall

    $50

  • Marion, Steve, Donna Colombo

    $50

  • Bill & Patty House

    $25

  • Schwetty Balls

    $25

  • Karen Gero & KT

    $50

  • Tara Itrich

    $25

  • Jason and Meaghan Foote

    $50

  • Kevin Teves

    $20

  • John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Gregory Messer

    $100

  • John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Stone Family Fund

    $250

  • John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Karen Sullivan

    $50

  • Pamela Sullivan

    $26

  • Ron Robinson

    $3,000

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The Team: $72,617 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Fundraiser Title

Brett Fromson

Amount Raised

$15,037

Fundraiser Title

Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston

Amount Raised

$8,700

Fundraiser Title

Sue Lacey

Amount Raised

$6,559

 

219% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Noelia Kvaternik

Amount Raised

$5,001

Fundraiser Title

LINDY WILLIAMSON

Amount Raised

$4,509

Fundraiser Title

Whitney Hayden

Amount Raised

$4,455

 

149% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Lauren Brady

Amount Raised

$4,387

 

146% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Fundraiser Title

Eric Fu

Amount Raised

$3,631

 

121% Raised of$3,000 Goal

Donor Comments

Ron Robinson

Ron Robinson

DONATION: $3,000

5 years ago

Pamela Sullivan

Pamela Sullivan

DONATION: $26

6 years ago

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Karen Sullivan

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Karen Sullivan

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Stone Family Fund

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Stone Family Fund

DONATION: $250

6 years ago

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Gregory Messer

John Hancock Matching Gift on Behalf of Gregory Messer

DONATION: $100

6 years ago

Kevin Teves

Kevin Teves

DONATION: $20

6 years ago

Jason and Meaghan Foote

Jason and Meaghan Foote

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Tara Itrich

Tara Itrich

DONATION: $25

6 years ago

Karen Gero & KT

Karen Gero & KT

DONATION: $50

6 years ago

Schwetty Balls

Schwetty Balls

DONATION: $25

6 years ago