It's here! I'm humbled every day at the opportunity to advocate for Project Hope throughout my Boston Marathon 2020 training.
3 Reasons Why I'm Running the Boston Marathon:
1.) To support Boston ... a city with more grit and strength than I ever could have imagined before moving here 3 years ago. A place to grow a career, be surrounded by family and friends, and be inspired every day.
2.) To support the women and families that power the city of Boston. The mothers raising Boston's future. To advocate for their right to a safe home. To provide resources for their education, childcare and job training. Helping families move up and out of poverty through career empowerment.
3.) To make a lifelong dream a reality. I'll never forget watching my mom and aunt (hi, Mom and Auntie Diane!) train and complete the Boston Marathon exactly 20 years ago in the 2000 Boston Marathon. Since that moment, I've wondered "how would I start?" and "could I really do it?"
It starts now and you better believe this super (late to training) athlete is going to kick A$$.
But first, I need your help!
Chase dreams and fight poverty with me for the women and families of Boston.
Are you new to Project Hope? Here's a little more information ...
Project Hope is a multi-service agency at the forefront of efforts in Boston to move families up and out of poverty. It provides low-income women with children access to education, jobs, housing, and emergency services; fosters their personal transformation; and works for broader systems change.
Located in the Dudley neighborhood, one of Boston’s poorest, Project Hope has worked in partnership with families since 1981.
How Your Donations Help the Women and Families of Boston:
$25 – Cover school supplies for a new adult basic education student
$60 – Give a job seeker a professional outfit for her interview
$100 – Help with a utility bill for a family this winter
$200 – Provide a family with meals for a night in emergency shelter while we help them seek housing
$500 – Enroll a job seeker in our three-week Tracks to Employment program
$1,000- Furnish the living space for a mother and her children in their new housing
$3,000- Give an adult student a semester ofhigh school equivalency classes
$5,000- Provide homelessness prevention services to a family struggling to stay in their home