Dear Friends and Family,
For the ninth straight year I am running the Thanksgiving Day Trot for Hunger along with the Carrollsburg Fundracers team. Mac and I are very excited to welcome baby Ellie to our mini-Trot for Hunger Team. As long as we can meet our goal of raising $1,500 for So Others Might Eat we will all be wearing turkey costumes.
The Fundracers raised more than $10,000 last year to support So Others Might Eat (SOME), a terrific DC charity. Our team, led by the wonderful Jenny Harper, has raised more money than any other team for the last ten years allowing SOME to provide more meals, clothes, addiction recovery counseling and mental health services to DC's homeless. SOME now counts on the support of the Carrollsburg Fundracers to make the event successful each year. I included some more information about SOME below.
Some of you have expressed interest in running the race this year. If you are in DC this Thanksgiving, we would love to have you on the Carrollsburg Fundracers.
Please Click "Join Sam's Team" at the left
If you can't make it out for the race, but still want to support the team, you can donate to help me meet my goal of raising $1,500. Every little bit helps.
You can donate here >
Thanks so much and have a wonderful day.
-Sam, Mac and Ellie
SOME (So Others Might Eat) has been serving the homeless and poor in our nation's capital for 40 years. What began as a small group of individuals handing out sandwiches has evolved into a comprehensive organization that meets the emergency and long-term needs of the District's most vulnerable residents. In addition to providing more than 1,000 hot meals to hungry children, women and men each day, SOME provides clothing, medical care, job training, affordable housing, programs for the elderly and other services that empower individuals to break the cycle of homelessness and poverty. Over the past year, many more people have come to SOME for food, clothing and services that are critical to their survival. In 2008, SOME served 399,000 meals. In the face of rising unemployment and the economic recession, the number of daily meals served to the hungry and has continued to increase.