Author Topic:  24 Hour Mechathon for homeless kids  (Read 762 times)

22 Apr 17

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Offline RjBass3

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     For the first time since June of 2015 I will be focusing my 24 hour charity Mechathon on homeless and abused children and teens.  This is a cause that runs very near and dear to my heart because there was a time in my life when I was a homeless teen.  At age 18 I was living homeless on the streets of South Florida.  I slept under bridges, and ate whatever I could.  It was a true struggle for survival in those days of my life. 

     Fortunately I was rescued by a very kind and generous organization called Covenant House.  Covenant House as some of you may know, is a shelter for homeless and abused kids, but the services they provide to those kids goes way beyond just being a shelter.  They also help rehabilitate kids suffering from substance abuse, provide G.E.D training, teach kids how to manage their money, help them find jobs, and even provide furniture to kids who finally get their own place after leaving the shelter.  When kids are at the shelter, Covenant house provides three square meals a day, a soft bed, and everything a person needs to live a healthy life. 

     If Covenant House didn’t rescue me when I was homeless I don’t know where I would be now.  Thanks to them I have been living a productive life for the past 25 years.  I currently live in a nice apartment, have two kids in college and work as a technology teacher for kids in grades pre-k through 8th grade in a small private school.  I give a lot of credit to Covenant house for saving me, and being a positive influence on making me the man I have become.
So on May 20th 2017, the 24 Hour Mechathon will be all about Covenant House. I and many others will be playing MWO for 24 hours straight while raising money and awareness for Covenant House.  The entire event will be streamed live to http://twitch.tv/NGNGtv and also to my own Twitch and Beam channels.  We will also have lots of giveaways provided by PGI/NGNG. 

     Donations for Covenant House will be taken at the following link  http://tinyurl.com/mubyhqk   All donations go directly to Covenant House as the donation page is hosted by and controlled by Covenant House.  We have set a goal of raising $1000 for Covenant House during the 24 hour campaign.