Please support my efforts to raise funds for the great programs at Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester!

Thank you for visiting my fundraising page for the Boys & Girls Clubs of Dorchester's 2013 Marathon Team. Your donations will support more than 200 programs for 4,000 youth at the three Clubhouses in Dorchester.

Short Story: The Club changed my life and I am the person you know today because of it. It's a really great cause and you should donate as much as you can to help 4,000 youth who are there today.

Long Story:

I speak from first hand experience as I was one of those kids. I went to the Club from middle school and all throughout high school. The Club helped to shape who I am today and I am extremely grateful for all that they do every day. I get choked up every time I think of how grateful I am to the Club for giving me a place to grow up in a community that brings everyone together and is super supportive.

I only have the best things to say about the Club. For $5 a year (yes, only $5!) any kid can attend the Club and take advantage of so many resources it makes my head spin. When I was there I got to travel the country on college tours and conferences, go to Disney Land, and take part in a volunteer organization called Keystone. All of this for $5!

For the sake of full discloser, I am now on the Club's Board of Advisors so yes, I have an interest in raising as much money for the Club as possible. But seeing the organization from a new angle has made me respect it even more. It is extremely well run and it's staff is there for decades because they are making a change. Like any nonprofit the economy has hit it as well, but they are doing a terrific job and deserve our support.

So once again, please give as much as you can to this great organization that has changed my life.

I appreciate your support!

Maciej

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