DFSI Marathon Fundraiser

Two Boston Public Schools teachers are pounding the pavement – literally – for their students. With support from the 2011 John Hancock Non-Profit Bib Program, Jen Gillingham and Ryan Flynn will represent the Dorchester FAMILY School Initiative (DFSI) in the 115th Boston Marathon on April 18th. DFSI is a partnership serving approximately 1,000 students and their families at three elementary schools in Dorchester’s Codman Square neighborhood. Through this collaboration, DFSI provides before– and after-school programming, field trips, behavioral services, and enrichment programs.

Marathon funds will directly support this programming. The first $25,000 raised will be doubled by an additional $25,000 matching grant to support Dorchester's children. Family members, friends, neighbors, and local vendors may donate to the DFSI marathon team at http://www.razoo.com/story/Dorchester-Family-School-Initiative-Dfsi-Marathon-Fundraiser or by sending checks payable to DotWell to 1452 Dorchester Avenue, Dorchester, MA 02122. Attn: DFSI. DotWell is a 501(c)(3) not for profit organization; the Tax ID number is 04-3433538. 

Laura Santel, DFSI Community Liaison, DotWell

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