Run for Rosie's Place
Rosie’s Place has received a fundraising bib for the 2017 Boston Marathon, and we’re thrilled! Our longtime friend, volunteer and Board member Christina Gordon, is a dedicated runner with Boston Marathon experience and will proudly represent Rosie’s Place at the race. Christina wants to raise as much as possible to support our services for poor and homeless women, so please make a gift today to help Christina cross her finish line!
“My name is Christina Gordon and I’m an ESOL teacher and Board member at Rosie’s Place. Rosie's Place is an organization doing incredible work for poor and homeless women. I have been teaching English at Rosie's Place for seven years and I am amazed at the dedication and determination of my students. They are women just like me (children, homework, food shopping, etc) but were born into far less fortunate circumstances in other countries. I find teaching ESOL very inspiring, as my students are some of the most optimistic people I know. They are moving onward and upward from extremely challenging lives. I am humbled by their strength and fortitude. I have been waiting almost a decade for Rosie's Place to get a bib number for the Boston Marathon. Running the Boston Marathon for Rosie's Place has been on my bucket list and now I get to check that box!
My daughter, Naomi, qualified for the Boston Marathon and I told her I hope to find a charity that would enable me to run with her (or more likely train a little together, ride the bus to Hopkinton, hang out at the Runner's Village and watch her fly ahead at the start line).
If you’ve never been into Rosie’s Place, or haven’t visited us lately, I invite you to come in for a tour. I’d love to have the opportunity to show you your dollars in action and tell you a bit more about our many programs and services!”
Rosie’s Place was founded in 1974 as the first women’s shelter in the United States. Our mission is to provide a safe and nurturing environment to help poor and homeless women maintain their dignity, seek opportunity and find security in their lives. Today, Rosie’s Place not only provides meals and shelter but also creates answers for 12,000 women a year through wide-ranging support, housing and education services. Rosie’s Place relies solely on the generous support of individuals, foundations and corporations and does not accept any city, state or federal funding.