Jen Marony's Chill Page
Thank you for visiting my fundraising page!
I feel so lucky to be the 2012 Chill Coordinator for Los Angeles. Our first day on the slopes with the kids was January 22nd and it was a life-changing day.
I witnessed kids from rival gangs stretching beside each other. Kids who had never seen snow in their lives having snowball fights. One middle school student remarked he had never played outside at night. Another looked up and asked where the helicopters were. It was humbling and I did not take a minute of it for granted.
I look forward to spending every Thursday and Sunday with these kids and it is my goal to keep Chill Los Angeles sustainable year-round. Yes, we are teaching life lessons of patience, persistence, responsibility, respect, courage and pride using snowboarding as the vehicle – but it is so much more than that. Chill is providing the opportunity for these kids to simply be kids, and to leave behind urban L.A. for the day.
Please help me show the Chill Foundation that I can sustain programming beyond April 2012. You'll be sustaining my dream and giving Los Angeles youth the chance to break boundaries and see beyond the circumstances of today. Donating through this website is simple, fast and totally secure. It is also the easiest way to support my fundraising efforts. (Though you can still send checks if that is your preference.)
What your gift provides:
$10 A lift ticket for one youth
$15 Transportation for one youth for one week
$35 Sponsors one rider at the 2012 Shred-a-Thon (ask me about this!)
$50 Provides lift tickets for one Peer Leader
$75 Underwrites our year-end party where we thank our volunteers and chaperones, and celebrate our youths' achievements
$100 Transportation for one youth for the entire 6-week program
$250 Allows one youth to travel to the 2012 Snowboarding U.S. Open
$400 Covers the entire 6-week Chill experience for one youth
$500 Provides enough tickets for a full Chill group for one night of programming
$1,000 Funds the LA Gear Space for an entire season
$2,500 Gets me to my fundraising goal with one generous click!
Many thanks for your support -- and don't forget to forward this to anyone who you think might want to donate too!