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$150raised of $100 target by 9 supporters

    Weʼve raised $150 to buy essential hygiene supplies to be handed out by the charity HOPE to people experiencing homelessness in Longmont Colorado.

    Longmont, CO, United States
    Funded on Thursday, 28th September 2017

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    Story

    We moved to America 5 months ago and I love Longmont Colorado but you can't help but see a glaring inequality when traveling around the city. I've always thought of homelessness as one of the worst things you could experience and, according to a recent report, 564,708 people in the U.S. are homeless. I couldn't live in this place and not help these people in their darkest hour so I've trained with the local charity HOPE as a street outreach volunteer.

    Meeting these people experiencing homelessness humbles me every shift. HOPE trys to help with the most basic needs of survival such as food and clothing but many of the people we serve work jobs, despite public opinion to the contrary, and so hygiene becomes an essential need in order for them to keep their employment.

    We often run out of items such as razors and deodorant when doing outreach which is why I have decided to 'Hike, Bike and Walk for Hope' to raise money to buy essential hygiene items. If you follow me on Facebook you may already know that since arriving here I have been pushing myself weekly with tougher, longer, harder and higher hikes so I decided I wanted my hard work to mean something. I'm not a sporty person by nature so every step I take is a challenge. I also deal with invisible illnesses making it even tougher.

    I plan to hike, bike and walk 100 miles over August 2017 pushing myself up mountains, through 30-40 degree heat, in high altitude and on tough terrain (and in bear country!). Our average hikes have been around 5 miles so far and biking only a few miles so 100 miles is going to be a challenge to meet. Whatever money you can spare will make a difference. It won't be lost in some giant charity machine, every penny will go towards items making a difference to someone really in need and may be the difference between them keeping or loosing a job.

    I plan to take a photo of what your contribution bought so please include your name and if you would like it to be a specific item such as tampons or razors please let me know. Thank you.

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    • Lizzy Rogers1 year ago
      Lizzy Rogers

      Lizzy Rogers

      1 year ago

      Just a quick update for all you lovely people that sponsored me for my hike and bike fundraiser. I raised $50 over my goal in the end which is awesome. Cheeky Just Giving have held on to it for a while so it's just be sent to my PayPal (with their chunk knocked off which we'll top up). I'll be looking at what's needed most and where to buy it and will update you when I've bought it all. Thank you so much guys ❤

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    • Lizzy Rogers1 year ago
      Lizzy Rogers

      Lizzy Rogers

      1 year ago

      Managed to sneak out on my bike between storms yesterday, although one was chasing me home so it's the quickest ride I've done! Between that and two there and back trips to the observer meetings yesterday and today I've added about 11.7 miles onto my total so I'm over the half way mark in my challenge! I had a talk with the HOPE staff at my outreach shift on Tuesday about their most needed hygiene items so I have a better idea of where to spend the pennies you lovely people give me.

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    • Lizzy Rogers1 year ago
      Lizzy Rogers

      Lizzy Rogers

      1 year ago

      Todays lovely hike. Another 7 miles in the pot.

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    Supporters

    9

    • Sarah, Steve & Heidi xxx

      Sarah, Steve & Heidi xxx

      Aug 30, 2017

      Well done. Sending lots of love!x

      $13.00

    • Hannah Carpenter

      Hannah Carpenter

      Aug 25, 2017

      Go, Lizzy! You're amazing and super inspiring xxx

      $15.00

    • Alan

      Alan

      Aug 25, 2017

      I won a tenner on the lottery. and I think you can make better use of it!

      $15.00

    • Vivien Gledhill

      Vivien Gledhill

      Aug 24, 2017

      Go Lizzy! Great cause x x

      $15.00

    • Nina Kuyt

      Nina Kuyt

      Aug 20, 2017

      Lizzy, I don't know you very well but I am so proud of you for wanting to support the Longmont community. Your heart for the homeless is certainly real. Enjoy the adventure along the way!!

      $25.00

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 18, 2017

      Such a beautiful and much needed thing to be doing.xx

    • Anonymous

      Anonymous

      Aug 17, 2017

      $10.00

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    Longmont, CO, United States

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