Small ways to make a difference
Dearest Friends, Family & Colleagues,
On February 28th at 8am, I will be cycling on a spin-bike, outdoors in the middle of winter, to raise money for individuals and families experiencing homelessness in Boston. It will be a reminder that spending just one hour out in the cold, rain, or snow is nothing compared to living without the comforts of a home.
This year I am changing things up - I've finally allotted time to explore my love for making things and this has resulted in several cold-weather accessories and baby blankets for friends & family (https://instagram.com/archicrafting/). This Homestart Season, I will donate one baby blanket to Project Linus for every $100 that I raise. Project Linus provides love, warmth, comfort and a sense of security to children who are seriously ill, traumatized, or otherwise in need through the gifts of new, handmade blankets and afghans.
Help me reach my goal of $700 and 7 handmade blankets, or more, by making a donation to my page here https://secure.qgiv.com/event/account/716067/ - where all proceeds will benefit HomeStart, Inc., a nonprofit committed to ending and preventing homelessness in Greater Boston.
Why $700? It costs HomeStart $700 to prevent a family from homelessness & $1,030 to move a family out of a shelter and into a permanent home. So for every $1,030.00 we raise, you will be part of the reason a family is no longer homeless!
Last year over 300 riders raised almost $200,000.00, which made a tremendous impact in the lives of those HomeStart serves. You all helped me to raise $750 of that generous amount!
Remember that this donation is encouraging me to ride just a few miles longer so that I can make and donate baby blankets to a great cause.
I really appreciate your support!
Let’s keep our communities warm,
My ICYCLE BadgesView All Event Badges
- Shalinie Persaud $1,960.00
- Janis Mamayek $980.00
- Michelle Apigian $950.00
- David Stockless $750.00
- Emma May $610.00
- Danielle Camporini $495.00
- Tim Synan $475.00
- Matt Marotta $415.00
- Patricia Rizzo $370.00
- Gabrielle Aitcheson $370.00
- Bethany Drab Team Captain $360.00
- Nancy LUDWIG $350.00
- Jamie Newhouse $225.00
- Lauran ONeal $200.00
- Judy Jorgensen $175.00
- Hunter Pattershall $143.00
- Chuanyangjie Xu $100.00
- Mary Francosa $100.00
- Charles Rachal $50.00
- Janice Marinello $0.00