Tuesday, February 26, 2008

New Ways for YOU to Tri to End Homelessness!

The way you get meaning into your life is to devote yourself to loving others, devote yourself to your community around you, and devote yourself to creating something that gives you purpose and meaning.” - Mitch Albom

Thanks to the generosity of returning AND first time donors, Tri to End Homelessness has generated over $700 to support Genesis Home's work to end homelessness one family at a time! THANK YOU!! That's 10% of my 2008 goal: Raising $7,300 by November 1 in recognition of the 70.3 miles I'll be covering in my first half-iron distance triathlon!

If you haven't yet put your check in mail, never fear! Now I have a few more ways for you to get in on the fun:

  • Make a donation straight to Genesis Home. Remember: Between now and June, all new donations and any increases in 2007 gifts will be matched by a local foundation! Be sure to mention Tri to End Homelessness when you donate.
  • Visit the NEW Tri to End Homelessness store at CafePress.com. ALL proceeds (~$5-15 per item) will go directly to Genesis Home. If you don't see the graphic you like on the item you want, let me know and I'll make it especially for you! Many thanks to friend and designer Sydnor Elkins for creating all of the Tri to End Homelessness graphics!
  • Make an offer on the 2007 Official Toyota United Team Fuji frameset I won as part of Toyota's Engines of Change Power of Sport national contest.

And if you've really caught the Tri to End Homelessness spirit, consider creating a Tri to End Homelessness campaign all your own! That's right, Genesis Home is inviting other triathletes - seasoned elites and first-timers alike - to join the Tri to End Homelessness team! More on this soon. Contact Shannon Moriarty at Genesis Home to get the inside scoop.

Tonight, eight families made of up of 34 homeless moms, dads, and kids are sleeping at Genesis Home. Your donation means these families will have a warm place to stay and the supportive services they need to someday soon move into a home of their own. Won't you join me in tri-ing to end homelessness? We CAN make a difference.