Monday, September 14, 2020
Support HomeStart's 2020 Runner!
I am excited to run the 2020 Boston Marathon® in support of HomeStart, an innovative nonprofit with a mission to end and prevent homelessness in the Greater Boston area. This will be my fourth Boston Marathon and my tenth marathon overall.
HomeStart holds a special place in my heart; my sister, Mary O’Toole Mahoney, serves as Board Chair for this nonprofit. I am incredibly proud of Mary and inspired by the work she and her colleagues have done for the Greater Boston community at HomeStart.
To date, HomeStart has permanently housed more than 12,000 people out of homelessness and prevented more than 2,500 households from being put out through eviction- with 95% of those households remaining securely housed even 48 months after the intervention.
“In order to succeed, in order to be a better person, in order to be as you are, you need a home.” Home is a basic right and a basic necessity for every person. With your donation, someone who has been living shelter to shelter for years will be able to partner with a Housing Search advocate to finally find and move into a home of their own.
My wife Claire and I will match every dollar raised by those who support this campaign, so please, give until it hurts! Let‘s all do something to give those less fortunate that same human dignity.
HomeStart is proud to be an official Partner of John Hancock in the Marathon Non-Profit Program. The Non-Profit Program provides over 1000 Boston Marathon® bibs to select non-profit organizations throughout the community, which provides organizations with a significant fundraising opportunity. Last year, John Hancock Non-Profit Runners raised over $38.7M for their causes.