Riding from Stockbridge to Boston so people can have the basics

A fundraiser supporting the nonprofit: OXFAM AMERICA

Joan will ride 130 miles to raise money for OXFAM AMERICA.

Please sponsor Joan's Ride For Good

$435 raised of $600

Goal: $600
Days left: 7

by
Joan Engelman

Youngstown, Ohio, US

The ride will take me 14 hours, so it will take two days. I'm going to be mighty sore for days after it, but it's fine because my heart will be full. I picked the route because I love the James Taylor song "Sweet Baby James" with the lyric "and so was the turnpike from Stockbridge to Boston." Don't worry, I won't be riding my bike on the turnpike. There are plenty of regular roads the whole way. I am raising money for Oxfam America. I hope you will support my efforts in whatever way big or small.

Updates

Update # 10
February 6, 2018
Hi everyone, I have now officially completed my fundraiser and am happy to say that it was a success. And it was also a wonderful and delightful experience for me. I'm so glad that I decided to do it.

Fortunately, I surpassed my goal of raising $1,200 for Oxfam International with a total of $1,320 for that nonprofit, and I'm super thankful to everyone who helped. I appreciate the donations from everyone who donated, and the encouragement from everyone. I couldn't have done it without all of you.

I hope people will consider possibly becoming long-term supporters of helping people who are in need of the most basic necessities like the people Oxfam International helps. There
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Update # 9
February 1, 2018
This Sunday I took a box of trash bags to Payson Park and arrived at 9am and worked til 1pm. By 11am I had cleaned up the trash near a group of picnic tables where high school students had been drinking and left many empty bottles and trash near. Just after I cleaned, two families arrived and set up at the tables with kids who began playing ball. I was quite pleased that they could play in a nice area without seeing trash and tripping on bottles.

The kids were rolling around in the grass just like kids love to do, and I was glad they were coming into contact with any trash. It brought back many fond memories of my childhood playing in the park at the end of our street with my broth
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January 31, 2018
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February 1, 2018
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January 31, 2018
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Nonprofit Organization

Joan is raising money for:

OXFAM AMERICA

This is an IRS-approved 501(c)3 charity, so
your donation is 100% tax deductible

Comments

Tori commented a year ago.

I think this is great that you’re doing this to help other people in need. I have needed help in the past and was grateful that people out there were willing to help.

NC
Nat Cohen commented a year ago.

Thanks Joan - the world needs more of this.

Clare commented a year ago.

Glad to support your fundraiser. Go get em.

CG
Caleb Garrison commented a year ago.

You rock! Look forward to seeing you again at Christmas

JD
Joey Douglass commented a year ago.

I think Poppy would be happy about all you're doing to help out. Very good of you.

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