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2020 SBU #PowerOf11

A letter from our Executive Director and Co-Founder, Andrew So: 
 
Dear SBU community,

Entering this year, the South Bronx had the highest poverty rate of any Congressional District in the nation and the lowest health outcomes of any county in the state of New York.  Now, the Bronx is the borough hardest hit by the coronavirus, with the highest fatality rate and the most hospitalizations in a city that is arguably the epicenter of a global pandemic.

In our 11th year, South Bronx United is doing what we can to support our youth, families, and community through these unprecedented times. South Bronx United asks for your help to fight these inequities. Right now, our work continues to provide college access, online tutoring, academic advocacy, counseling, critical information on government programs, immigration assistance, health and fitness resources, recreational videos, and material needs (e.g. laptops, food delivery credit, emergency college scholarships) to the youth and families in our community. At the same time, we are preparing for a return to programming that will bring back some normalcy to young people’s lives and combat a widening educational, socioeconomic, and health gap.

This year's #PowerOf11 campaign will highlight the challenges, but most of all the adaptability, resilience, and creativity of our community. Whether by sharing our story or giving $11 or more, we hope that you will join our campaign and experience the #PowerOf11.
Sincerely,                                               
         
                                

#PowerOf11 | South Bronx United's annual fundraising and awareness campaign
June 1 - 11, 2020

The #PowerOf11 represents...
11 years that South Bronx United has fought for opportunity and equity
11 student-athletes working together on the soccer field supported by their coaches, mentors, and tutors
11 stories highlighting our young people, staff, and volunteers
11 days to raise $111,000 to level the playing field.

 
Donate now or become a Team Captain. Team Captains sign-up as ambassadors, committing to raise at least $121 by sharing daily videos and inviting at least 11 people to donate $11 or more to their personalized campaign page.  Share your SBU story and start raising funds.
 
Want to learn more? RSVP for our Virtual Kick-Off Party on Friday, May 29th.

Your donation will be dollar for dollar until we reach our goal!
$55,500 in pledges to a Match Fund to double every contribution! 

Thank you to the William E. Simon Foundation and a group of anonymous donors for making this match! Help realize its potential!

Thank you to our Board of Directors, Supporters Club Board, Team Captains, and donors!
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