Dear friends and family,
I'll be running the New York City Marathon in three months for the benefit of the Robin Hood Foundation which fights against poverty in NYC.
Running a marathon will be hard. I can already tell you that training for it is very tough. But running for a good cause is worth every single moment of pain.
There are so many ways to help on a day to day basis, check their website for more informations: https://www.robinhood.org/
An easy and quick way is to donate. All administrative costs and fundraising costs of the foundation are paid by the board of directors. It means that every single dollar given to the charity goes directly to fighting poverty. Any amount you kindly donate will matter and will be the founding bricks to build the wall against poverty.
Quite simply, poverty is a line. A line separating all Americans by one measurement: income. Those who earn over a certain threshold live above the poverty line; those with greater financial challenges live in poverty. Currently, the line is officially $31,756 for a family of four. In New York City, it’s nearly impossible to make ends meet on that income. For those living in poverty, life’s everyday hardships create a constant struggle to survive.
Here are some examples of how every dollar matters:
- $50 covers the daily wage for one formerly homeless man to participate on a work crew assignment that prepares him for full-time employment.
- $75 feeds a family of three for a week.
- $100 provides one night of safe shelter for a family.
-$360 provides a single immigrant mother with a microloan to start her own business.
- $450 provides immigrant students with a college counselor to help prepare applications for schools, scholarships, and financial aid.
- $1,000 provides regular asthma treatment to a child, so they can take fewer sick days from school.