November 07, 2016
BENEFITING: Robin Hood
ORGANIZER: Robin Hood
EVENT DATE: Nov 06, 2016
For years, I have dreamed (and at times even trained!) of running the New York City Marathon. (And I used to have the crutches to prove it.) This year, not only am I running, but I'm running to support the amazing work of Robin Hood's grantees in helping the 1.8 million of our neighbors living in poverty in New York City. Please give what you can to support me and this important cause. Every dollar that you give goes directly to programs providing hope, food, shelter, job training and education to New Yorkers who are looking for a hand-up to improve their own lives. Thank you for giving generously to support me and them! (And if you'll be out there on Nov. 6th, let me know where on the course to look for you!)
And below is something that one of my great colleagues at Robin Hood wrote!
Robin Hood is proud to participate in the 2016 TCS New York City Marathon. Our team of 100 runners will commit to training and raising money with the promise that 100% of every dollar will be used for Robin Hood’s relentless fight against poverty. It’s no small thing: to date, Race for Robin Hood has raised over $6 million dollars to aid poverty-fighting efforts.
On race day, November 6, we invite you to join Robin Hood staff, family and friends as we cheer these real-life heroes on at Mile 20 in the Bronx.
Please help support these runners and their mission to fight poverty. You can make a donation in support of a particular runner or make a general donation in support of the entire Robin Hood team. Look what your support can help do for the city of New York:
- $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.
- $1000 provides regular asthma treatment to a child, so they can take fewer sick days from school.