TRAINING AND FUNDRAISING UPDATE:
I wanted to thank you all for all the wonderful support you have sent my way and the many donations you have made to North County Solutions for Change. I’ve reached 75% of my fundraising goal so far…but there’s still more to go.
While my training has not gone completely as planned, with a minor back injury setting me back a bit, I am more determined than ever to reach my marathon and fundraising goal. Even if I have to walk half of the marathon, even if I don’t finish within their time limit, you can bet that I will do all that I can to support this important cause.
DID YOU KNOW?
Solutions for Change has been helping homeless families in North County San Diego for over ten years. The average age of a resident at Solutions for Change is 8 years old. Can you imagine being an 8 year old living in a car, or in a tent with no roof over your head, no warm shower and no way out? Well, this is what Solutions for Change has been working to end.
Solutions for Change doesn’t just service people, they create partnerships between the families and the community. They’re solving family homelessness for kids and communities, permanently. It’s all about breaking the cycle of homelessness.
THERE’S MORE THAN ONE WAY YOU CAN HELP:
1. Donate on my fundraising page – all donations go directly to Solutions for Change http://www.firstgiving.com/samanthasarles
2. Become a fan on the Solutions for Change Facebook page and help spread the word http://www.facebook.com/solutionsforchange. They are trying to reach 600 fans this week. Wouldn’t it be cool if we could help them reach this goal!
3. Donate your used books, CDs or DVDs. With the help from many of the moms in the Solutions program, they take your books, CDs, and DVDs and post them on Amazon.com. The money brought in with each item sold on Amazon.com goes directly back into the Solutions program. Not only do they raise money, but by engaging the moms in a meaningful, structured work environment, they learn basic job skills and gain confidence while building a foundation for their new life. If you’re interested let me know and we’ll figure out a way to get your donations to Solutions for Change.
One Book, CD or DVD = One Homeless Child’s Life Changed for One Day!
Thank you again to everyone who has supported me and Solutions for Change.
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