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Hello friends,

I am writing to ask for your support as I take on the "Ubuntu in Motion" challenge! Ubuntu in Motion, a Pedal on the Pier event, is a fundraiser for the Harold Robinson Foundation (HRF), a wonderful non-profit that supports our under-resourced community of Watts. For the past 11 years, HRF has offered social-emotional learning for our most vulnerable youth by providing camp retreats as well as creative programming in the community. Their work is designed to strengthen confidence and independence, build character, and develop leadership skills.

I understand that we are all facing the unprecedented challenges of the moment. Youth in our most vulnerable communities are dealing with so much more than most of us could imagine. Many of them have been disconnected from the support system that school, sports/coaches, and programs like HRF's Camp Ubuntu, provides for them. HRF knows their campers and families need them now more than ever, and are taking every step possible to pivot and continue supporting them. They immediately transformed their summer programming into a virtual camp program that included "Camp in a Box" with all the supplies they would need. They have already brought close to 200,000 lbs. of fresh, restaurant-quality produce to the Watts community and have plans to continue this distribution as long as the need is present and the resources are available. They've maintained strong relationships with both LAUSD and community organizations to ensure that they can meet the immediate needs of the community.

Knowing that creative, engaging activities support physical and emotional health, HRF has developed plans to provide in-person engaging COVID-compliant programs in the community as soon as possible, as well as taking steps to ensure their campers can return to Camp Ubuntu weekend retreats safely and healthily when appropriate.

My team is going to commit to a physical fitness challenge from August 9-15. Specifically, I am going to be (insert activity) for those 7 days! Our goal is to raise (insert fundraising goal). It would mean so much to me if you could donate to support me - every dollar makes a difference!

Here is the link to my team page:
(insert link)

Or you can Venmo me at:
(insert Venmo)

To learn more about the Harold Robinson Foundation:
https://haroldrobinsonfoundation.org

To learn more about Ubuntu in Motion:
https://pedalonthepier.haroldrobinsonfoundation.org

Thank you so much for your support during this time.

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