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200 Mile Bicycle Ride for Rosie’s Place

A campaign by Tom DeGraan

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200 Mile Bicycle Ride for Rosie’s Place

Rosie's Place was started in Boston in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the U.S. Its mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment for poor and homeless women so that they can maintain their dignity, access new opportunities and find security in their lives.


Each year Rosie’s Place provides shelter, meals, educational services, job training, and other forms of support to 12,000 women. It is transforming and saving lives each and every day.


Rosie’s Place does not accept city, state or federal funding. It relies solely on the generous support of foundations, corporations and individuals like you. 


On June 4, 2016 we will be bicycling 200 miles to raise awareness and funds for Rosie’s Place. You can make a tax-deductible financial contribution to support Rosie's Place by clicking "Contribute Now" on this page! 


We will also be holding a front-porch drive to collect summer clothing, toiletries and children’s books for the residents of Rosie’s Place. If you’d like to donate summer clothing, toiletries or children’s books please sign up on this page and drop off your donation on the front porch at 100 Martins Lane, Hingham, MA between 10am – 2pm up until June 12, 2016. We will no longer accept donations after June 12th so be sure to drop-off your items before then! 


Thank You,


Tom DeGraan, Joe Walsmith, Mark McLennan and Mark Canning



WHERE CAN I LEARN MORE ABOUT ROSIE’S PLACE?


Rosie's Place is a sanctuary for poor and homeless women in Boston that provides food, shelter, education, and job training to 12,000 women a year. 100% of the financial proceeds raised through this campaign will go to Rosie's Place and 88 cents of every dollar contributed will directly support services for poor and homeless women at Rosie’s Place. 


All financial contributions are tax-deductible.


If you’d like to learn more about the great work that Rosie’s Place is doing check out their website and the video below.



HOW CAN I MAKE A FINANCIAL CONTRIBUTION TO ROSIE’S PLACE?


Click “Contribute Now” on this page and make a contribution. Funds raised will go directly to Rosie’s Place and your contribution is tax-deductible.


HOW CAN I DONATE SUMMER CLOTHING, TOILETRIES AND CHILDREN’S BOOKS TO ROSIE’S PLACE?


It’s easy! Gather up items from the list below and put them in a disposable container or bag – ideally something compostable like a cardboard box or paper bag – and then place your items on the front porch at 100 Martins Lane in Hingham, MA. Please only place items on the front porch between the hours of 10am – 2pm. We will be accepting donations until June 12, 2016! Thank you for your support.


Urgent Summer Clothing Needs (new or gently worn)

  • T-shirts
  • Tank tops
  • Shorts
  • Sundresses
  • Sunglasses
  • Bathing suits
  • Flip-flops
  • Sun hats
  • New or gently-used beach towels
  • Toiletry Needs (full and travel-size)
  • Shampoo and conditioner
  • Toothpaste and toothbrushes
  • Deodorant
  • Lotion
  • Soap
  • Lip balm
  • Sunscreen
  • Brushes and combs
  • Feminine hygiene products
  • Children’s Books (new and used books)


Again, we will be accepting donations until June 12, 2016 and you can leave them on the front porch at 100 Martins Lane, Hingham, MA anytime between 10am – 2pm.


Thank You!


WHAT BICYCLE RIDE ARE YOU DOING?


We are doing the 200 on 100 Ride in Vermont. It’s a challenging 200 mile ride on Vermont’s Route 100. The ride starts at the border of Canada (near North Troy, VT) and travels south thru Vermont finishing at the border of Massachusetts (near North Adams, MA). It covers over 200 miles and 14,724 feet of climbing and we plan to do it one day.


It is not going to be easy but it pales in comparison to the challenges that too many women and children face, and so if by doing it, we can raise awareness, funds, clothing, toiletries and children’s books for Rosie’s Place then it will be well worth the effort!



WHO CAN I CONTACT IF I HAVE QUESTIONS?


You can contact Tom DeGraan (tdegraan@hotmail.com) or Joe Walsmith (joe.walsmith@comcast.net).


YOUR SUPPORT IS GREATLY APPRECIATED.




THANK YOU!