Tuesday, February 21, 2012

ICycle Homestart Fundraiser Event

Hi Guys,
I need your help!
I'm doing a charity event for an organization called Homestart, Inc.

"HomeStart’s solution to homelessness is simple: Housing First.

At HomeStart, “Housing First” means that our first priority for every person is a stable housing situation. We then work with each person’s individual needs to provide services and support to make sure they are able to remain housed.
Since 1994, HomeStart has helped more than 4,000 homeless people move to their own homes.
Ending Homelessness. Changing Lives. HomeStart."

The event is called ICycle.
It's a outdoor spin-a-thon that goes on for 12 hours. 
In order to participate, I need to raise $250 by next Wednesday. 
Please, donate to me and help me reach my goal!
My Fundraising page:
You can donate through your amazon account, or directly to me!

From the Homestart page:
HomeStart ends and prevents homelessness. 
If you're homeless, HomeStart is your realtor.  Much like a real estate agency, HomeStart helps you find permanent housing by assessing your background, financial ability, and a variety of other factors.  But once HomeStart puts you in a home, they make sure you stay there.  HomeStart provides stabalization services like money management, life skills training, etc. to make sure that you re-integrate into the community and never become homeless again.  

That's how HomeStart ends current homelessness, but HomeStart also prevents it before it starts.  If you're on the verge of losing your home, HomeStart offers emergency assistance that helps you stay in the home and avoid costly taxpayer shelters.  Usually HomeStart can keep a family in a home for $700, while moving that family into a shelter, could cost taxpayers upwards of $40,000 (nevermind the moral cost.) 
So you ready to help HomeStart end homelessness?  Then sign up, raise at least $250, and let's see if you're as tough as some of our clients.  Also while you're riding, just think, you're only outside for an hour, imagine if you were homeless.  

"I hate the cold and I really hate the breeze.  When you're homeless, you can't even feel yourself you're so cold.  It's all you can think about.  And when the wind blows, you want to be anywhere else but outside"  

"I was talking to a client the other day and he told me how grateful he was for HomeStart. HomeStart helped him get his first place, manage his money, go to school, but he was the most grateful to HomeStart for getting him out of the cold."

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