Support Team HomeStart as they make strides to end and prevent homelessness!
I am happy to announce that I have been provided with a wonderful opportunity to not only run the Boston Marathon, but also to raise funds for HomeStart in the process!
HomeStart, Inc., is a charity dedicated to providing support and resources to families in need. I have worked with HomeStart over the years through my company McPhail Associates, and have always supported their mission of making a lasting impact on the lives of vulnerable individuals, empowering them to create stable homes and build stronger communities.
Running is easy; living without a home? NOT easy. In fact, 15,000 people in Boston experience homelessness over the course of a year. On any given night in Boston, there are 4,645 people without a roof over their head. Thanks to the incredible work that HomeStart is doing, they were able to place 1,000+ people in homes during 2022 (not to mention the 14,000 people since the non-profit's inception) through their Housing Stability, Housing Search, and Prevention programs. As perfectly stated by HomeStart: "moving out of homelessness and into a stable home isn’t where our clients’ stories end- it’s where they start."
The opportunity to make a difference by helping our most vulnerable neighbors is what's driving me to run 26.2 miles for HomeStart. I look forward to fundraising for HomeStart's programs while also raising awareness for the members of our community who need it the most. When I train in single-digit temperatures, I often think to myself how lucky I am to CHOOSE to be out there in that weather and have a warm home to return to. So many people do not have that luxury — those extreme temperatures are their reality, 24/7.
Given that I have worked within the real estate industry for the past 5+ years, I am inevitably reminded daily of how important one’s home is to their well-being. To live without a home is unimaginable, and to be evicted and/or priced out of getting a new one because of the hefty startup costs is devastating. I admire the work that HomeStart does to make housing more widely attainable and sustainable for members in our community. An average of $1,000 is all it takes to keep some families out of homelessness. That being said, every dollar (and donation) counts — thank you in advance for your consideration. It is much appreciated!
Please join me in raising $5,000.00 to support HomeStart!
HomeStart provides housing, financial assistance, and essential services to individuals and families struggling with homelessness or at risk of losing their homes. I'm running the Boston Marathon to raise money for HomeStart, because I believe that everyone deserves a safe place to live.
HomeStart's programs and services are essential to helping people find and maintain housing, and to build the skills and resources they need to live independently. Now that COVID-related emergency rental assistance programs have expired, HomeStart anticipates a sharp increase in the need for housing services, so your support is more important than ever. Please consider donating to the HomeStart Team. Your generous donation will make a real difference in creating a community where every family has a place to call home!
Now that I have called the city of Boston my home for 10 years, I have decided to take on the challenge of running my first marathon for an organization that I am a strong supporter of, HomeStart. As a member of the reigning champions, Team Northland, for the annual iCycle event, we have raised a record amount for the Homestart organization and in running the 2024 Boston Marathon I hope to not only continue but surpass the preceding goal that has been set.
Join me in supporting HomeStart, Inc., a charity dedicated to providing housing and support services for families facing homelessness. With your help, we can make a lasting impact by empowering these families to regain stability and create a brighter future. Your donation will go towards providing safe and affordable housing, essential resources, and educational programs that equip families with the tools they need to break the cycle of homelessness. Together, let's make a difference in the lives of these deserving families and give them the opportunity to thrive!
I am so excited to run the 2024 Boston Marathon in support of HomeStart, Inc. and make a difference in the lives of families in need. Any donation you are able and willing to make is greatly appreciated!
I am so fortunate and reminded daily that every day I'm able to go home, and take a warm shower, and sleep in a bed. Unfortunately there are so many people and families who are not this fortunate and Homestart, Inc. is a charity doing unbelievable work in Boston and beyond that I'm so proud to run for. Your support will help provide stable homes and support services to those who need them most. Thank you for reading and for any donation you can make, I'm so thankful!!