The Children's Storefront was on the Food Network channel
Sat, Nov 3 @ 8:00 pm
and Tues, Nov 6 @ 7:00 PM.
On Sunday November 4th, I will once again, use my 2 legs to walk the NYC marathon route and try to
raise money for these 2 caring institutions to help acquire technology which in an empowering way is an important part of the visions
of both institutions. Joining me will be Monica Winslow,
at The Children's Storefront and Summercore graduate from July 2007. The 2 of us leave from the Verrazano Bridge at 5:22AM. If you click on Miss
Monica's name or picture -- as she is known at The Children's Storefront -- you will see what happened to me on Halloween on 129th Street!
Emeril Lagasse's Special with our students and faculty!
Click here to see pictures from our 8 hour
race and to see details on the money we raised!
Yes, you can still donate if desired.
Please make checks payable to "The Children's Storefront" and mail to:
Steve Bergen, CIO re Marathon
The Children's Storefront
70 East 129th Street
New York, NY 10035
Click here for a special audio/video thank you from the first graders at The Children's Storefront
Click here for more graphics, audio and video from The Children's Storefront
Over the past 2 decades I have been supporting the Boston Home, a caring institution
that provides for people with multiple scleroisis. On numerous occasions, I have walked the Boston
or NYC marathon routes to raise money for them. Click here for the history of how I started
working with the Boston Home after suffering a back injury in 1992.
Over the past 2 months, I have been working at The Children's Storefront, a caring institution
that provides a quality education for preK-8 students in Harlem. The Children's Storefront is an independent, tuition-free school in Harlem
serving pre-school through 8th grade. It began in 1966.
- The Boston Home residents need more work stations with voice recognition
software since that is really the only way for a resident with MS to surf the Web or send e-mail when
your fingers are no longer reliable.
- The Children's Storefront students need to acquire more laptops and practice keyboards since
if you do not have hardware in your home, it is hard to improve skills even when your
2 hands function well.
- Will you sponsor me? Any amount is fine, but in the spirit of 2's, here are suggested
donation amounts. Thanks in advance! Steve
Bronze: $2 | Silver: $22 |
Gold: $222 | Platinum: $2,222
To Boston Home Residents and Friends: Click here for the
PDF sponsor sheet or here for the JPG format
- All money that I raise will be split amongst these 2 institutions.
There is no overhead
that goes to me. In fact, I plan to send a matching donation of 2% of whatever I raise from The Summercore Teaching Company
which is why I will NOT accept a 2 million dollar
donation since then I would need to match it with $40,000 ;-)
- Please send your pledge amount to my e-mail or to
and I will update you
after Sunday November 4th. I walked my first marathon in 1998 and it is getting harder each year to do so. I do not want any money until I complete the route.
- If you are in NYC and want to walk with me, we will
meet at 5:22 AM at the Verranzano Bridge.
I would be glad to have you join me!
Picture of me with a fifth grader (one of the few Red Sox fans at The Children's Storefront) on 129th street!
podcast#1 on how many bytes
| podcast #2 on math facts
Grade 1 Students Create Cards and Pictures (10/4/07) for Colleen and Dianne at The Boston Home
The Boston Home is a residency for people with MS;
click here for more info
Some Old Laptops and Keyboards go home to Students and Parents for Typing Practice
Two Parents take home a Broken Laptop |
One grade 2 Student is very happy take one home
We realize that a keyboard without
a computer can be a "good enough" environment for getting familiar with the letters A to Z
Videos: Two Grade 2 Girls |
Grade 5 Get Broken Laptops to Practice Typing |
Grade 5 Student After Practicing
Mr. S Brings Us Computers from Boston