Run for Rosie's Place

Rosie’s Place has received a fundraising bib for the 2019 Boston Marathon, and we’re thrilled! Our longtime friend, volunteer and Board member Christina Gordonis a dedicated runner with Boston Marathon experience and will proudly represent Rosie’s Place at the race. Christina wants to raise $20,000 to support our services for poor and homeless women, so please make a gift today to help Christina cross her finish line! 

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Or mail in check donations to:
Rosie's Place
Attn: Boston Marathon
889 Harrison Avenue
Boston, MA 02118
 
 

Christina’s Statement

My name is Christina Gordon and I’m a longtime Board member and ESOL teacher at Rosie’s Place.  Rosie's Place is an organization doing incredible work for poor and homeless women.  I taught English at Rosie's Place for 8 years and I was always amazed at the dedication and determination of my students. They were women just like me (children, homework, food shopping, etc.) but were born into far less fortunate circumstances in other countries. Teaching ESOL was very inspiring, as my students were extremely optimistic women.  They were moving onward and upward from extremely challenging lives.  I am forever humbled by their strength and fortitude. I ran the Boston Marathon for Rosie's Place in 2017 and I am excited and honored to run it again! 
 
My daughter, Naomi, my sister and my niece are all running the Boston Marathon this year so I am exponentially excited for the race! 
 
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! Please let me know if you would like a personal tour."
 
 

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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.