On May 17, John, Celia and I will all test our physical endurance and ride longer and farther than any of us has ever ridden on our bicycles – because we will be “Riding for a Reason.” It’s the least we can do to try to give back to the public schools that have given so much to our family – and that’s why I’m writing to you today. To ask if you can give a little bit to make our ride a really meaningful one. My individual goal is to raise $250 and our family goal is to raise at least $500.
If that’s all you need to know, go here now to donate: http://rideforareason.dojiggy.com/ng/index.cfm/a91bd50/regPages/pledge/NORACODY/
Or send a check made out to me or to Ride for a Reason for any amount and mail it to our home address: 3939 Maybelle Ave., Oakland, CA, 94619.
Note: the website will only accept donations of $25 or more. I will be so grateful for any amount you care to donate, so feel free to send me a check if you can donate $5 or $10, or if you just prefer to send a check rather than donate via the website.
If you need more information…
RIDE FOR A REASON is an annual bike ride to Sacramento to advocate for public education, and raise essential funds for school enrichment programs in Oakland. Last year, 150 riders pedaled from Oakland to the steps of the State Capitol to protest the massive cuts in funding for education and decades of disinvestment. Parents, teachers, students, and community members are riding again to raise funds and public awareness in this cause. Many elective classes and enrichment programs depend entirely on community fundraising. Our support remains critical. California once had the best schools in the nation. Working together we can restore public education in California.
WE NEED YOUR HELP! THIS YEAR WE HOPE TO REGISTER 250 RIDERS AND RAISE $120,000! This year the funds we raise will be split evenly between six public schools, Claremont Middle, Edna Brewer Middle, Emerson Elementary, Oakland International High, Oakland Technical High and Westlake Middle.