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EMMANUEL GOSPEL CENTER

Starlight Walkathon 2009 Boston,  Massachusetts

Donations as of October 21, 2014:

$0.00 Raised Offline
$1,605.00 Raised Online
$1,605.00 Total Raised

Grace Lee's Fundraising Page

Hello! Thank you for visiting my fundraising page! I'm walking in my first 10K walkathon for Starlight Ministries in October, and would love to partner with you as I walk to support an organization doing life transforming work in the city. (Please read below for more about Starlight and why I am doing this walk.)

I'm turning 26 on 9/25, and I am asking for donations toward this cause as my birthday gift. I'm hoping to raise $1000, and gifts anywhere from $50-$250 will help me reach that goal, but anything you are able to give will be helpful and of great encouragement to me and Starlight. All donations are tax-deductible.
 
Thanks so much for your support and consideration!

Love,
Grace
 
 
Why I'm doing the walkathon: For years, I've wanted to do my part in following Jesus' call to care for the poor and love my neighbor, but have always felt at a lost of where or how to start, despite always hearing about it at church and in my campus fellowship. When the opportunity to be a part of standing with others in declaring that the church in Boston and Cambridge does care about the issue of homelessness, the walk felt like something that I *could* do at this point in my life, and while it may just be a baby step toward learning how to be a part of what Jesus calls us to do, it feels like it's somewhere I can start for now. 
 
Some background about Starlight: For the last 20 years, Starlight Ministries (a program at Emmanuel Gospel Center, where I work) has been building relationships with people who are homeless and street involved, and training churches and individuals on how to engage with folks on the streets in their communities. Their vision is that eventually every church in Boston and Cambridge would be engaging effectively with people who are homeless in their neighborhoods. I love that the heart of Starlight is rooted in a desire to not just give handouts like any other agency helping the homeless, but to focus building real relationships and meeting people where they are, for the long run. (Read more about homelessness and what Starlight does here.)

 

Supporters

Comment Donation
Wilson Lee
Stonesifers
Jeremy Young Yay!
Dee Hip hip, hooray!
Paul Cheung Keep up the good work Grace!
Loves Grace
J. Mau
Stephanie Hsieh Grace, those shoes rock! Good luck!!
Alice Bai
Nate Leafgren
Jade Go Grace!!!!!!! You will rock this!
Cheri Saito Go Go Gracieeeeee! You continue to inspire me every day. :)
Beena Abraham HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!
Connie Sun I am so proud of you Grace :)
Philip Hou Happy Birthday! Go Grace!
Sharon & Steve Leddick "You go girl!"
Kelly Miller Happy Birthday!
Tina & Jonathan Woo-hoo!
Rick & Chiyoko Lee Hope you exceed your goal! Love you!
Paul and Lily Lin We love to support you.
Collin Hwang Daddy said Jesus would love this!
Sea Sun & Sara Lee
Jules & Dan Myung
Raya Desawade
Tim and Heidi Lin

Donation Summary

Raised Offline
$0
Raised Online
$1,605
Total Raised
$1,605
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