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 ( 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 - 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,

Shalinie Persaud

For more information about HomeStart, visit
For more information about Project Linus, visit

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